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Delight for families in Inishowen as bridge destroyed by flood set to be replaced

first_imgWork is set to begin on a bridge in Inishowen with the construction of the project set to be concluded by the end of the year. In March, Donegal County Council confirmed that the project had passed planning stage and it was due to go out to tender.It is understood that funding for the bridge will come from the emergency flood grant sanctioned from the government. The Meenamulligan Bridge collapsed during heavy flash floods in August 2017 leaving families isolated and a temporary bridge had to be assembled.Donegal County Council confirmed that a compulsory purchase order (CPO) of some of the surrounding land was necessary to go ahead with the construction and that work would begin once the statutory processes had been completed.Local Inishowen Councillor, Jack Murray, told Donegal Daily: “There is going to a new bridge now by the end of the year for the residents, funding has been secured, and construction should begin soon.“I raised the issue with John McLaughlin, the Council’s Director of Service, and I spoke with him personally and expressed the importance of this bridge. “He fully took that on board and he told me that it would be done as quickly as possible.”In the aftermath of the flash flooding on August 22, 2017, the Donegal County Council replaced the Meenamulligan Bridge with a temporary structure which also flooded on a number of occasions.“There was a temporary bridge put in place after the flooding and the residents welcomed that at the time but it was never meant for the long-term.“It flooded a couple of times and it was designed in a way in which to flood,” Murray added. “It was a temporary bridge and it was built to be able to take the water without collapsing.“But a couple of times a year residents have been unable to go to and from their homes. “So, this new bridge now will stop their frustration because it was frustrating for the residents living there.“They are taxpayers like everybody else and they deserve roads to be able to access their homes and they will be delighted now once this bridge has been put in place.”Delight for families in Inishowen as bridge destroyed by flood set to be replaced was last modified: July 3rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Press release: Brand South Africa commemorates Dakar Talks

first_imgThabo Mbeki and Frederik van Zyl Slabbert at the Dakar Conference in 1987. (Source image: Netwerk24.com)Johannesburg, Monday 10 July 2017 – As part of the Commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Dakar 1987 Talks and Celebration activities around the Twinning of Robben and Goree Islands, Brand South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, the National Arts Council, SA Embassy in Senegal, DIRCO and Senegalese Ministry of Arts and Culture, will host a series of activities in the week of 10-14 July 2017.In the context of South Africa’s liberation – political dialogue played a significant role in the nation’s transition to democracy. In this regard, the 1987 meeting in Dakar between the ANC and an IDASA delegation, stands out as a significant moment in the history of South Africa’s journey towards democracy.Brand South Africa’s CEO, Dr Kingsley Makhubela said: “The Dakar Conference would not have been possible were it not for the assistance of countries like Senegal and then President Abdou Diouf, who paved the way for delegates to meet during a period when liberation movements were still banned internally, and the Apartheid regime still presided over a pariah state sanctioned and internationally isolated.”“Likewise, the assistance that came from governments and individuals who contributed material resources to make the conference possible further attests to the fact that the liberation movement was not alone in its struggle against apartheid South Africa.”Contemporary developments in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent indicate that political dialogue is not a once-off. It remains a crucial feature of societies transitioning towards democracy and transforming an unequal socio-economic environment.In global terms, and particularly on the African continent, the success of conflict management and mediation, conflict prevention, and resolution as well as intervention, are all linked to the ability and capability of political rivals to engage in constructive political dialogue.As part of the week-long activities, Brand South Africa in partnership with the Dakar-based CODESRIA host a Colloquium on Thursday 13 July 2017, under the theme, the Power of Dialogue – Past, Present and Future. During the week, the two countries will also sign a Twinning Agreement between Robben- and Goree Islands. This is a significant moment not only to reflect on the past, but to celebrate what Senegal and South Africa have in common.Dr Makhubela added: “The Colloquium will bring together experts on conflict mediation and resolution from government, civil society and academia, to discuss the role of political dialogue in conflict prevention, mediation, and resolution on the African continent and beyond. The session will also focus on drawing the youth into the dialogue – the goal being not only to impart knowledge but also to provide a platform for them to share their views on the power of dialogue.”The Colloquium will cover three sessions, where delegates from South African and Senegalese government and other role players will share their experiences and insights with attendees. This will provide the background for further reflections in the second panel discussion between Dakarites from Senegal and South Africa, with the final session focussing on political dialogue in Africa today.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:tsabengn@brandsouthafrica.comVisit www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

San Sebastian humbles Arellano for fifth straight win

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Allen Enriquez had a game-high 15 points to lead the Chiefs. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Regille Ilagan had a team-high 14 points to lead San Sebastian while lanky forward Michael Calisaan added 11. Stags head coach Egay Macaraya was impressed with how his team recovered from a dismal third quarter to close the game out in the final 10 minutes of the game. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingArellano turned up the heat in the penultimate period and outscored San Sebastian 27-13. “I can see that they don’t give up, even though we had a lousy third quarter they immediately bounced back in the fourth,” said Macaraya. “It’s like they have this instinct that they will come back no matter what. They know that they can win every game and they believe in themselves.” Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Michael Calisaan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian notched its fifth straight win in the group stages of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup dismantling Arellano, 71-63, Wednesday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan. The Stags are now at 5-1, their lone loss coming in their opener, in Group B while the Chiefs are at a lowly 1-4. ADVERTISEMENT Durant gets chance to follow Lebron’s path to title Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds View commentslast_img read more

All you want to know about CWG opening ceremony

first_imgTHE GRAND OPENINGWELCOME SONGRendered by Hariharan, the song will have Indian classical dance performances by more.VIP ADDRESSESAll about the opening ceremony. Click to enlarge.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be the first to address the congregation. The British Queen’s message will be read out by Prince Charles and after that the President of India will declare the Games open.FLAG HOISTINGAmidst tunes played by military bands, the CWG flag will be brought into the stadium and hoisted. Immediately thereafter, the National Anthem will be played.MARCHPASTAll the athletes participating in the Games will then walk into the stadium. Soon after, Indian boxer Vijender Singh will bring the Queen’s Baton into the stadium and Beijing Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra will take the oath on behalf of all the athletes.LIGHT & SOUND SHOWThe show of lights and music starts with the first segment named ‘Tree of Knowledge’ which has artistes performing yoga amidst Vedic mantras and music. This will be followed by a segment depicting the real India. The arena will get filled with people from every part of the country, dancing on cycles, Ambassador cars and auto rickshaws. The aerostat will be used to reflect images of India. Colourful puppets from Rajasthan will hang out from it and dance to tunes from across India.GRAND FINALEThe high point of the opening will end with A.R. Rahman singing ‘Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto’, the theme song of the Games.GETTING THERE1.How to reach Nehru stadium.Metro and DTC buses will give free rides to Games ticket holders2. Metro set to start the Central Secretariat-Badarpur line on Sunday. The nearest stations will be Nehru Stadium & JangpuraadvertisementPARK & WALK1. Deta School ground, Max Mueller Marg: 400 vehicles2. Sister Nivedita Sarvodaya School ground, Lodhi Colony: 500 vehicles3. Blind School ground: 220 vehicles4. DPS Mathura Road ground: 400 vehiclesPARK & RIDE1.Seating arrangementBhairon Marg: 650 vehicles2. Safdarjung airport: 2,500 vehicles3. Central School ground in Andrews Ganj: 300 vehiclesFIREWORKS20 Australian pyrotechnic riggers from the same firm which staged the fireworks at the Melbourne CWG opening ceremony, is expected to repeat their magicCHOPPERSCamera-fitted helicopters will cover the road races of the Games. Plans to have special choppers over the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the opening ceremony were scrappedTHE BIG BALLOON (AEROSTAT)–Rs 40 crore has reportedly been spent on making the 80x40x12-metre blimp–30 Metres is the height at which it will hover above the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium–20,000 cubic metres of helium has been pumped into the aerostat, which, put simply, is a giant balloonBesides providing a lighting effect – light fixtures with mirrors have been fixed on the balloon to emit a glow – spectators will also be treated to a feast of high-resolution visual clips, thanks to an attached screenThe aerostat will have a 360-projection, meaning every person in the stadium will have a clear view of the clippingsADVISORYReach venues well in advance at least 3 hours priorYOU CAN CARRYStill camerasMobile phonesNewspapersWHAT YOU CAN’TVideo camerasTiffin/eatables (except baby food)Handbags/briefcase/ladies handbags except of reasonable sizeBackpacksCigarette/bidiChewing tobacco/gutkaLaptopInflammable itemslast_img read more

Trans Tasman Tour Diary – Michael Chapman

first_imgWednesday, 25 April 2012 Early start this morning with the local Mudgee Dawn service. Had a fair few of us from the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams attend, swelling the local turn out to the biggest the MC had seen in 27 years. Although the air was fresh and the speeches often diverted to the story of the Titanic, there was a fair bit of pride standing with the Australian contingency.  Back to the hotel for breakfast and a quick wade in the pool before we kitted up ready for the local ANZAC Day march. Us Aussies scrubbed up alright as we were led through the streets of Mudgee by our flag bearers Stevie Roberts, Kylie Hilder and Gary Rose. We  were warmly welcomed, as it proved beneficial for the outlook and professionalism of our sport. Completed the march with the formalities in the park, with the haka, sore feet and an amazing local band as some of the highlights. Courage, camaraderie, pride and dedication were some of the words thrown around and it was hard not to parallel them to our job ahead.We were then straight out to the fields to check them out and iron out the last of our kinks. Getting the last of the cobwebs out before a team photo at the hotel, Dyl Thompson and Michael ‘Dr Dre’ Law were both notably late as hair was not perfect. Dinner plans at 7:30 at the ‘Lowe’ family winery. Perfect meal and setting for the formal jersey presentation that was to ensue. Mixed emotions as myself, along with eight others are debuting for the Mixed team at the 2012 Trans Tasman. A few wise words from Tony Trad, Jamie Stowe and Colm Maguire stuck. Enjoying every moment, continuing a strong history and the strength of the Australian contingency was a common theme throughout.With this wrapping up the formalities and preparation side of things, there seems to be a resinating hunger to just get stuck in. Can’t wait to rip into the Kiwis tomorrow. Time to cuddle up to Chucky Chan. From the Aussie Mixed, all the best to the Men’s and Women’s. Time for all that training to pay itself off! There are plenty of ways to keep in touch with the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, which will be held at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2012, including in the following ways: Websites: www.austouch.com.au www.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia  Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #transtasman2012 in your tweets) YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

6 days agoMan Utd hero Ince warns Ole after Woodward comments

first_imgMan Utd hero Ince warns Ole after Woodward commentsby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince says club chief Ed Woodward giving manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a vote of confidence is “the worst thing you can get as a manager”.Woodward this week gave Solskjaer his public backing, suggesting the pressure is off the Norwegian for the time being.”You hear chairmen come out and say that and then next minute the manager is gone,” Ince told Mirror Football. “You hate it, it is the worst thing you can get as a manager a vote of confidence.”Woodward gave Ole the contract, so he has to say that, but I’m not seeing progression like I am at Chelsea under Frank Lampard.”So unless that changes then it will change the way people think – it will change the way fans think. Obviously Man United fans love him, he scored the winner in 99′, but fans can turn and once they do it’s a tough one.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a day agoWatford injury chief unsure of Welbeck prognosis

first_imgWatford injury chief unsure of Welbeck prognosisby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford’s head of injury prevention and rehabilitation Alberto Leon says the club are waiting on a prognosis for Danny Welbeck’s ankle injury.The striker lasted only a few minutes before being substituted during last Saturday’s draw with Watford”We are waiting on the report from one of the specialists,” said Leon.”We did a first report and it’s not the best news but we are waiting for this opinion. We will decide in a few days what we are going to do with the rehab.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Here’s Video Of Jim Harbaugh Wearing Michigan State Gear In 1999

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)It’s a safe bet that Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, who also played for the Wolverines, isn’t a fan of Michigan State. But for at least one day in 1999, he intentionally wore Spartan green. This week, WXTZ-TV in Detroit unearthed footage of Harbaugh celebrating with the 1999 Michigan State basketball team during their national title run.Why does this exist? Harbaugh’s sister, Joani, is married to Tom Crean, who was then MSU’s assistant coach. Crean is now the head coach at Indiana.Harbaugh probably isn’t thrilled that this footage exists. But if his team beats MSU tomorrow, he probably won’t care.last_img read more

OceanGold Tankers Linked to Four New Orders

first_imgzoom Greek ship operator OceanGold Tankers has reportedly ordered up to four new vessels at two South Korean yards.According to data provided by Asiasis, the company ordered a couple of 114,000 dwt tankers from Daehan Shipbuilding and exercised options for two more 50,000 dwt vessels at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.Daehan Shipbuilding is scheduled to deliver the duo in March and June of 2019, while STX would hand over the other two tankers to their owner in the third quarter of 2019.Asiasis data shows that the company is paying USD 88 million for the Daehan vessels, which will feature Tier II specifications. The price and details related to the STX options were not revealed.World Maritime News earlier contacted OceanGold Tankers for more information on the orders, however, the company is yet to reply.The shipping firm operates a fleet of ten vessels, ranging from around 40,200 dwt to 105,000 dwt, OceanGold Tankers states on its website.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

James Camerons DeepSea Challenger Begins Its Final Journey

first_imgExplorer and director James Cameron and other officials celebrated the launch of a cross-country expedition of one of the world’s most remarkable pieces of technology during the weekend.On Saturday, June 1, the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, the submersible and science platform that Cameron piloted on March 26, 2012 on a record-breaking solo dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, began its voyage from the California Science Center in Los Angeles to its permanent home at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts.The journey marks the first time the sub will be shown in public. Supported by Rolex, the trip is intended to engage and inspire children and to focus on the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in education.Said Cameron:“One of the most critical aspects of exploration, besides actually going there and bringing back the pictures and the science, is the telling of the story. It’s vital to communicate to the public, especially students of all ages, what was done, how it was done, and why it was important.” Cameron added: “By telling the story to school-kids in a hands-on way, we can inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and explorers, who are so vital to the nation. Moving the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER cross-country to its new home at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution provides an opportunity to make the sub available to students and the general public, so they can see it, touch it, and ask questions. This will create a major inspirational dividend of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE project.”Cameron, who donated the sub to WHOI and joined its Center for Marine Robotics to stimulate advances in ocean science and technology, spoke at the June 1 event, as well as WHOI President and Director Susan Avery. Suzy Amis Cameron, Founder of MUSE School CA based in Calabasas, CA. was also present. MUSE is dedicated to early childhood through 8th grade education with a sustainable focus.The bright green, 24-foot long DEEPSEA CHALLENGER was on display at the California Science Center between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. before embarking on the trip. Scientists traveling with the sub across the country explained the remarkable human achievement of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition and the groundbreaking technology required for its success.“This cross country journey will give many more people the opportunity to see the sub and to be inspired by the exploration and scientific discovery it enabled,” said Susan Avery , president and director of WHOI.The DEEPSEA CHALLENGER is scheduled to arrive in Dallas on Tuesday, June 4, at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. From there, it travels to New Orleans to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on Wednesday, June 5th. The sub then heads to Washington, D.C. for display on Capitol Hill June 11. It will be delivered to WHOI by mid-June. (Please check with local venues for details regarding display of the sub.)The sub’s trek across the U.S. comes a little more than a year after Cameron’s unprecedented solo dive to 35,787 feet, almost 11,000 meters (6.8 miles), to the deepest place on Earth – the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench – in the marine vehicle the “Avatar” and “Titanic” director and his team engineered.The DEEPSEA CHALLENGER was specifically engineered to be the first of its kind – a vertically-deployed, manned submersible and robust science platform capable of diving to full ocean depth. The sub’s ability to remain at the bottom of the Challenger Deep for nearly three hours to explore, sample and capture the first high resolution 3D images ever taken of the location, is unprecedented. In 1960, the Trieste, the only other manned submersible to reach the Challenger Deep, was able to stay only 20 minutes on the bottom before ascending.In March, 2013, Cameron donated the sub to WHOI. Upon its arrival in Massachusetts, WHOI scientists and engineers will begin to work with Cameron and his team to incorporate the sub’s numerous engineering advancements into future research platforms and deep-sea expeditions. This partnership harnesses the power of public and private investment in supporting deep-ocean science.Recognizing the power of new technologies, like those embodied in the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER system, to explore and understand the ocean, WHOI recently launched the Center for Marine Robotics (CMR), a novel collaborative model that enhances the development of robotic technologies by bringing together partners from academia, the federal government, and the private sector. The CMR’s scientists and engineers will revolutionize the way people and machines work together in the marine environment and enable new approaches to complex scientific challenges. James Cameron will serve on the Center’s Advisory Board.DEEPSEA CHALLENGE, Cameron’s eighth deep-ocean expedition, marks a globally-recognized milestone in an exploration and diving career spanning decades. An avid scuba diver since 1969, Cameron has logged more than 3,000 hours underwater, including 500 hours in helmets. He has made 85 submersible dives, most of them to depths greater than two miles. Seeking to combine his two great passions — diving and filmmaking — Cameron has directed numerous feature films and marine documentaries that have broken new ground in underwater cinematography, beginning with The Abyss in 1989. In 1995, he made 12 manned-submersible dives to the Titanic wreck for his feature film of the same name, which won 11 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, and broke the record for global box office. Titanic’s earnings have only been surpassed by Cameron’s 2009 film, Avatar, which garnered an unprecedented $2.8 billion worldwide.DEEPSEA CHALLENGE was a joint scientific expedition by James Cameron , the National Geographic Society, and Rolex. Learn more at deepseachallenge.com.last_img read more