Challenges of unemployment discussed at Donegal seminar

first_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Newsx Adverts Previous articleDetails emerge of another VRT stand off in InishowenNext articleJob losses at Donegal insurance company News Highland The prospects for job creation in Donegal are being discussed at a conference in the Silver Tassie Hotel this afternoon. The “Making the Future Happen” seminar is being coordinated by the County Development Board.Unemployed people have been outlining their experiences, with the CDB hoping this will be the first in a number of such discussions.The seminar was opened this morning by Donegal’s Mayor Cllr Cora Harvey , she says it’s a significant event……….[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Facebook Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Challenges of unemployment discussed at Donegal seminar Google+ Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – October 20, 2010 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Pringle welcomes commitment cuts in NowDoc will not be implemented but still has doubts

first_imgThe HSE has claimed it never sanctioned a cut in the NowDoc services in Donegal but the TD who made the claims doesn’t not believe that is the case.There was public outrage at the revelations from Deputy Thomas Pringle that from June 15th there would be no NowDoc service from the Derrybeg and Carndonagh centres from midnight to 9am Monday to Thursday.The HSE told a meeting of Donegal’s Oireachtas members yesterday that this was not the case.But Deputy Pringle doubts this, but has welcomed a commitment that the cuts will not be implemented:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Google+ Pringle welcomes commitment cuts in NowDoc will not be implemented but still has doubts Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Google+center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Previous articleRugby World Cup to visit Donegal TownNext articleDerry man dies nine years after sectarian attack admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By admin – June 6, 2015 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more

Watch Umphrey’s McGee’s Emotional Take On Prince’s ‘When Doves Cry’ [Pro-Shot]

first_imgToday marks a sad chapter in music history, as the beloved R&B singer Prince passed away earlier today. As we continue to grieve over the loss of a legend, we turn to the healing power of music and explore a number of tributes performed by artists we love.Of all the bands in the jam scene, no group does covers quite like Umphrey’s McGee. The rock band always pushes the envelope forward, in both their original music, improvisation, and of course, their selection for covers. It’s not easy to cover Prince, as his vocal and compositional styles are truly unique, but UM mastered the powerful Purple performer’s song “When Doves Cry” back in 2015, at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN (the site of the Purple Rain film).Watch the band’s pro-shot “When Doves Cry,” below:Umphrey’s McGee is a band of many tricks. Known for more than just their original songs, the rock band has a reputation of bringing some interesting mash-ups to the table. On Halloween of 2013, Umphrey’s delivered a Prince x Blue Öyster Cult mash-up, combining the eternal sounds of “When Doves Cry” and “Don’t Fear The Reaper” with their original song, “Pay The Snucka.” Dubbed, “Don’t Fear The Doves, Snucka,” here’s how it all went down:RIP Prince. We’ll miss you.last_img read more

Power feeder malfunctions, causes second outage of day

first_imgA power feeder malfunction occurred around 4:45 p.m. Saturday, causing 13 buildings on Notre Dame’s campus to lose power, University spokesperson Dennis Brown said in an email.This is the second power outage of the day, with an earlier outage occurring at 12:25 a.m. from the same cause. The malfunction affects 13 buildings, five of which were residence halls.According to an email from the University, affected residence halls are Carroll, Alumni, Lyons, Dillon and Pangborn. Other areas without power include Columba Hall, Sacred Heart Parish Center, Rockne Memorial, Notre Dame Golf Course, Holy Cross Annex, West Lake Hall and road lighting on St. Mary’s Road between campus and Indiana 933.“University utilities personnel and electricians are working to correct the issue as soon as possible,” the University email said. “However, there is currently no estimated time for when power will be restored.” Editor’s note: Story updated at 10:30 p.m.Tags: power feeder malfunction, power outage, Rockne Memoriallast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, Dec. 11

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSound the alarm on scourge of plasticI have lived in Saratoga Springs my whole life. In my recent studies at Bennington College, I have been horrified to learn how pervasive and toxic plastic pollution is, and it scares me.Your newspaper does a good job covering a variety of issues, but I would appreciate more coverage of the plastic pollution problem.Microplastics, especially, are dangerous. Microplastics are any piece of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters, which are either manufactured to be that size, such as the microbeads in toothpaste and skincare products, or the result of larger plastic objects breaking down. They are everywhere.A study recently published in Frontiers in Chemistry, a well-respected science journal, found that 93% of all bottled water tested contained microplastics. When we drink bottled water, our bodies absorb and retain microplastics.We talk about how bad plastic is for marine life, but often neglect to think of what it is doing to us. The chemicals from single-use plastic food packaging can leach into our food, especially when heated up. And when that food goes into our bodies, so do those chemicals.These chemicals and toxins in microplastics can cause cancer and birth defects and interfere with hormonal function, and we consume them every day.Plastic has taken over our planet. Advocate for better laws and make better choices. Try to buy less bottled water and prepackaged food. We don’t want plastic taking over our bodies, too.Emma FentonSaratoga SpringsSchenectady must focus on litter issueLinking Schenectady’s downtown to the waterfront will only create more litter from those who walk and use the bike paths.The $10 million state economic grant does not provide money to maintain new facilities. The city continuously makes new investments, but the taxpayers are left with the bill to clean the new projects.According to the mayor, there isn’t money for maintenance in the city budget. So why invest in new facilities and ignore what is already here? For example, millions of dollars have been spent for improvements on the Eastern Avenue corridor. This summer, weeds grew around light poles, in vacant lots and through the cracks of cement. No one bothered to cut the overgrown vegetation.For me it as a steady diet of uncleanliness after leaving the parking lot of St. John the Evangelist Church for weekly Mass.Litter creates problems. A clogged storm drain can cause flooding in homes and businesses. The little people who run the city need to get their priorities straight. Only little people publicly cheer the loss of another’s election.Get rid of unsightly debris throughout the city.Mary B. McClaineSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18last_img read more

Total makes large gas discovery offshore UK

first_imgFrench oil major Total has made “a significant gas discovery” on the Glendronach prospect, located offshore UK, west of Shetland.Stena Don; Photo by: Kees Torn; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license (this image is cropped)Total said on Monday that the well was drilled to a final depth of 4,312 meters and encountered a gas column of 42 meters of net pay in a high quality Lower Cretaceous reservoir.Preliminary tests confirm good reservoir quality, permeability, and well production deliverability, with recoverable resources estimated at about one trillion cubic feet.According to the company, the discovery, located on Block 206/04a in a water depth of about 300 meters and a formation below the Edradour reservoir, can be developed quickly with the existing infrastructure around the Edradour field and the Laggan-Tormore facilities of the Shetland Gas Plant.Arnaud Breuillac, president of exploration and production at Total, said: “Glendronach is a significant discovery for Total which gives us access to additional gas resources in one of our core areas and validates our exploration strategy. Located on an emerging play of the prolific west of Shetland area, the discovery can be commercialized quickly and at low cost by leveraging the existing Laggan-Tormore infrastructure.”The Glendronach discovery is operated by Total E&P UK with a 60% interest alongside partners Ineos E&P UK Limited (20%) and SSE E&P UK Limited (20%).It is worth reminding that Total hired the Stena Don semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the prospect back in late April.‘Great news for UK’s security of supply’Commenting on Total’s discovery, chief executive of UK’s Oil and Gas Authority, Andy Samuel, said: “This discovery is clearly great news not just for Total and the Shetland Gas Plant, but as a gas discovery it’s great news for the UK’s security of supply. We know West of Shetland has significant exploration potential; some 1 trillion cubic feet of gas, which is why we’re supporting industry’s West of Shetland Area Plan to progress exploration and development in the region.“We’ll soon be releasing our revised Yet-to-Find estimates for the prospective resources across the UKCS and these will highlight that the Atlantic Margin ranks highly in terms of hydrocarbon volume potential. We want to see more activity in the region and we recently made some of these areas available in the current 31st Offshore Licensing Round, which will close on November 7, 2018, and intend to make more acreage in the West of Shetland available for next year’s 32nd Offshore Licensing Round.”last_img read more

An Eggstravaganza!

first_imgThe Trojan Knights partnered with the USC Helenes, the Delta Delta Delta sorority and Kicks for Kids to hold their first annual “Trojan Knights Easter Eggstravaganza” with local and special needs children on Saturday. The event, which took place at Pardee Lawn, featured a petting zoo, bounce house and an Easter egg hunt.last_img

Kenya, Ethiopia scoring sprees in Olympics football

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Kenya and Ethiopia went on scoring sprees Wednesday as the African football qualifying competition for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan kicked off.The Kenyans were two goals ahead of Mauritius within 13 minutes in Nairobi and finished 5-0 winners of a one-sided first round first leg match.Johnstone Omurwa and James Mazabe were the early scorers and Pistone Mutamba netted after 35 minutes for a 3-0 half-time advantage.Sydney Lokole and Joseph Okumu netted in the second half for Kenya, who travel to Belle Vue in the Indian Ocean island state for the return match this Sunday.Ethiopia scored twice in each half to build a 4-0 first leg lead in Addis Ababa over Somalia, a violence-wracked east African nation making a rare international appearance.Canaan Markneh and Israel Eshetu netted for the hosts during the opening half and Awot Gebremikael and Abubakher Sanni scored within three minutes midway through the second half.Sanni was later red-carded and will miss the return match in Horn of Africa state Djibouti next Tuesday.Uganda left it late to achieve an unexpectedly narrow 1-0 win over South Sudan in Kampala with Mustapha Kizza converting a penalty in the fourth minute of stoppage time. The Ugandans would have hoped to establish a much wider winning margin ahead of potentially tricky second leg in Juba.Burundi got on top after half-time to defeat Tanzania 2-0 in Bujumbura through goals by Muryango Mabano, from a penalty, and Laudit Mavugo.Other qualifiers in east Africa were drawn with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo failing to score in Rubavu and a clash between Seychelles and Sudan in Victoria ending 1-1.Daouda Camara scored in the final minute of regular time to snatch a 2-1 victory for Guinea over Mauritania in Nouakchott.The Mauritanians made an encouraging start with Hassem Teguedi netting on 10 minutes only for Mai Traore to equalise with 72 minutes gone in northwestern Africa.Olympic Games football qualifiers are restricted to under-23 footballers with each country permitted three over-age ‘wildcards’ at the finals.Nigeria (1996) and Cameroon (2000) are the two African countries who won the quadrennial tournament.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Bruh moment of 10th December 2019: Everton footballer Dominick Calvert-Lewin caught red handed photoshopping…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/Instagram(@domcalvertlewin)Advertisement 2381e6bNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsamxe7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewog( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) uvjWould you ever consider trying this?😱aoCan your students do this? 🌚9ambRoller skating! Powered by Firework In the age of internet, footballers have been subjects of crazy photoshops. Fans, news outlets and sometimes even the clubs themselves indulge in editing their players with bizarre ideas. But, Everton forward Dominic Calvert Lewin has eclipsed everybody. Why, you ask? He edited six pack abs on his stomach all by himself!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/Instagram(@domcalvertlewin)The 22 year old attacker scored a brace last Saturday as the Toffees thrashed Chelsea FC 3-1 at home. He was seen celebrating with kissing the club badge on his jersey, which exposed his tummy.On his official Instagram @domcalvertlewin, the England under 21 international posted a picture, where he is seen flaunting his abs after netting one in against the blues. Check it out below-Advertisement Now, compare this picture with Calvert Lewin doing the same, but this time from the club’s official Instagram account-You got caught, Dominic!Although supporters and teammates were going gaga over the imaginary abs on the player’s post, everybody noticed Everton’s version of the same photo, and were able to detect the crazy photoshop.A Sheffield United youth, Calvert Lewin arrived at Goodison Park in 2016, after two loan spells at  Northern Premier League side Stalybridge Celtic and EFL League Two clubNorthampton Town. He was also called up for the England under 21 line up in 2017, after a year with the under 20 team.Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Lampard’s side has brought the spirit back in the team, following their 5-2 rout against Liverpool on 5th December at the Anfield stadium.The game saw a 5th minute opener from club superstar Richarlison, before Calvert Lewin made it 2-0 by the 49th minute. Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovačić scored the solo in the 52nd minute, but Dominic gave the hosts their final score in the 84th minute.Soon after the match, the forward revealed to BT Sport that the brace was dedicated to the club’s current interim manager Duncan Ferguson.“It was a massive win for us and obviously for Dunc, he loves the club. I’ve got a very close relationship with him, I’m happy to score two goals in this big occasion,” he told reporters.Ferguson, who is a club legend, was appointed at the helm after Marco Silva was sacked after the Liverpool game.With 17 points from 5 games, Everton are down in the 16th position in the league table. Advertisementlast_img read more

Top Cop claims 2.7 % “decrease” in crimes

first_img…disputes US State Department advisoryAlthough there have been more shoot-outs between the Police and bandits in recent days and seemingly more robberies occurring, Police Commissioner Leslie James on Monday assured that there was no increase in crime.Police Commissioner Leslie JamesIn fact, the Commissioner explained that a 2.7 per cent decrease in serious crime was recorded when compared to the corresponding period last year.James reasoned that the seeming spike in crimes may be related to the “few sensational crimes” reported by the press; however, statistics compiled by the Force painted a different picture.“There have been a few sensational crimes which were reported by you, the colleagues in the media fraternity, and as normal expectedly – so you may have person or persons concerned about the occurrence of those crimes, so do we as the premier law enforcement body in the state we are concerned whenever there is any singular occurrence of any crime,” James said.The three bandits killed during a shootout with Police on Norton StreetWhen questioned if he believes that civilians opt not to report crimes owing to their lack of confidence in the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the Commissioner responded in the negative.He, however, went further to assure Guyanese and visitors that Guyana is actually a safe place. “We wish to assure the populace and by extension visitors to this state of Guyana and our residents abroad in the Diaspora that crime is not on the increase,” the Commissioner pointed out.One week ago, the US State Department issued a stringent warning to all its citizens, urging them to exercise caution when visiting Guyana owing to the evident spike in the country’s crime rate.In a statement on its website, the US State Department stated that there were frequent violent crimes, as armed robbery and murder were common. It specifically highlighted that the Police network was hindered from effectively addressing these incidents owing to a lack of resources.“Violent crime, such as armed robbery and murder, is common. Local Police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents,” the notice stated.The three bandits who were killed in BerbiceIt further advised all travellers from the United States to be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs and avoid walking or driving in the nights. Persons were also advised not to resist any robbery attempts they might encounter and to desist from displaying signs of wealth, such as expensive watches or jewellery.Meanwhile, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has recently claimed that Guyana was not in a “really bad state” when it came to crime.He posited that although crimes were occurring, there must be an appreciation of the fact that Guyanese live in a geopolitical space (Latin America and the Caribbean) where interpersonal violence is the highest in the world.However, this analysis of the escalating crime situation in Guyana did not go down well with Opposition Member of Parliament (MP), Harry Gill; a member of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on the Security Sector, who, in no uncertain terms, called for the Minister to either be reassigned or fired as Public Security Minister.He added that the ease with which criminals are going about their business, “brutalising families in their homes, stripping them of their valuables, their dignity and often, their very lives, is reminiscent of the infamous Burnham era of the notorious kick-down-the-door bandits. And Minister Khemraj Ramjattan seems clueless and in denial,” he added.Crime in GuyanaJust last week, the Police were engaged in a one-hour gun battle that took the life of three bandits on Norton Street, Georgetown, who were attempting to rob a man of his valuables at his home.The bandits were later identified as Leslie Griffith, 24, of Lot 165 William Street, Kitty, Georgetown; Junior Nurse of Albouystown, and Shawn Browne Jr.Only days before, three other bandits were killed during a Police shoot-out in Black Bush Polder. Those three men were identified as wanted murder suspects: 32-year-old Kelvin Shivgobin, called “Kelly” of Belvedere, Corentyne, Berbice; Ramnarine Jagmohan of Belvedere Village, who was acquitted of murder; and Sewchand Sewdat, called “One Eye Pappy”, also of Belvedere.Almost every day a crime is reported and pasted on the front page of every newspaper. In fact, only on Saturday, another bandit received a sound thrashing after being caught red-handed in the home of an East Bank Berbice resident.The young man was tied up until the Police arrived. (Davina Ramdass)last_img read more