Opposition to water charges looks set to continue in Donegal

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleDerry City set to use Oriel Park for Europa gamesNext articleReports of Donegal Garda’s tax evasion and fraud claims were not investigated, Dáil hears News Highland Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Strong opposition to water charges looks set to continue in Donegal following the agreement on the report from the Water Committee.The regime brought in by the last Government will be effectively ended later today with no further bills for households.But those who excessively use water will still face the possibility of charges.The Dáil is due to vote to accept the report this lunchtime.But Donegal Right2Water Spokesperson Owen Curran says while there have been achievements on their part, concerns still remain:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/right2water1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Opposition to water charges looks set to continue in Donegal Google+center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – April 13, 2017 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

All cities in Los Angeles County now operate own paramedic program

first_img“Everybody here is here because they want to be and they love the job,” she said of the uniformed paramedics present Friday who came to show their support of the new program. “Paramedics can do life-saving procedures immediately based on field diagnoses,” said Greg Christmas, the department’s paramedic coordinator and captain. “We’re making a giant leap forward.” Although the Sierra Madre All-Volunteer Fire Department has had emergency medical service since 1971, it has lacked advanced life support, such as automated external defibrillators and medication for those having heart attacks or suffering from diabetes. She said the county’s only all-volunteer fire department is “well-respected.” SIERRA MADRE, Calif. A voice from the police scanner airwaves echoed through Fire Station No. 1 Friday morning, welcoming Sierra Madre as the last city in Los Angeles County to have its own paramedic programs. Somma, who was present at Friday’s ceremony, will also be taking shifts in Sierra Madre, which has hired 40 medics as temporary employees.center_img The announcement from a dispatcher in the Verdugo Fire Communications Center in Glendale, which serves 11 San Gabriel Valley cities, was greeted with applause by the roughly 75 people gathered at the Sierra Madre fire station for inauguration of the city’s new paramedic program. The program costs the city of La Habra Heights about $190,000 per year, including salaries, new equipment and medications, Nielsen has said. The La Habra Heights Fire Department has hired a pool of 50 paramedics from ambulance services and other sources as part-time employees of the city’s fire department to provide residents with advanced life support. The medics can work up to two 24-hour shifts a month, said Sabrina Somma, the department’s paramedic coordinator. In September, the City Council authorized the city’s first paramedic program, which would operate much like the model created by La Habra Heights fire Chief John Nielsen.last_img read more

Briefly Noted: KC political leaders invite NBA to host Toronto Raptors out of T-Mobile Center

first_imgKC political leaders invite NBA to host Toronto Raptors out of T-Mobile CenterA few Kansas City political leaders, including Mayor Quinton Lucas and Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, signed a letter to the National Basketball Association inviting them to host the Toronto Raptors in the T-Mobile Center.The letter is addressed to Commissioner Adam Silver, and expresses the leaders’ “strong support for Kansas City to serve as the team’s host city”, according to the letter posted on Twitter by Sam Mellinger, a Kansas City Star sports columnist. It goes on to highlight the city’s recent champions — 2019 World Champions Kansas City Chiefs, 2017 U.S. Open Cup Champions Sporting Kansas City and 2015 World Series Champions Kansas City Royals.U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and U.S. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II both signed the letter, and U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids is rumored to also become a signer, according to a Mellinger tweet.JoCo annual Veterans Day observance turns virtualJohnson County’s annual Veterans Day observance will carry on, though due to COVID-19 it will be held virtually only.Current plans include a special tribute to local World War II veterans and Holocaust survivors, in connection to the 75th anniversary of the end of the war and Holocaust. Additionally, the celebration will include pre-recorded videos of traditional participation such as posting of colors, musical performances and more.Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert will be the in-person emcee on Nov. 11 at 11 p.m. It will be live streamed online here.Shawnee temporarily closing Pflumm and 67th intersection, southbound trafficAs part of the city of Shawnee’s rehabilitation project for Pflumm Road, the city will close the intersection of 67th and Pflumm on Friday, Oct. 30, so crews can complete a concrete crosswalk.Also, beginning Friday, Oct. 30, Pflumm Road will only be open for northbound traffic from 71st to Blackfish Parkway. Crews will complete storm sewer repairs on the west side of Pflumm. Shawnee city staff expect this work to last through Friday, Nov. 13. Detour signs follow on Lackman and Quivira roads via Shawnee Mission Parkway and 71st Street.last_img read more

Linde to supply LNG system

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Jorginho says he will bring something totally different to Chelsea

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook [/media-credit] Jorginho was recently signed from Napoli Chelsea new boy Jorginho believes he can offer something never seen before in the Premier League as the squad prepare to embrace the “wonderful work” of new boss Maurizio Sarri.Italian tactician Sarri and his squad, along with new assistant first-team coach Gianfranco Zola, touched down in Australia on Thursday ahead of Chelsea’s pre-season match against Perth Glory.The signing of midfielder Jorginho on a five-year contract from Napoli, for a fee of around £50m, sees the Brazil-born Italy international swiftly reunite with Sarri.AdChoices广告Jorginho is confident both he and Sarri – appointed on a three-year deal to replace compatriot Antonio Conte in the Stamford Bridge hotseat – can make an impact in their first campaigns in English football.“Today everyone watches the Premier League so I have watched plenty of it in my time. It is a fantastic league, the best in the world I think,” Jorginho said on the Chelsea website. [/media-credit] Maurizio Sarri pledged to “have fun” as Chelsea bosscenter_img “Perhaps my style of play is not something that is seen in England, I really hope that it is a good fit for the game over here and I will certainly be doing everything I can to make sure it works out.“I like playing just outside of my own penalty box, the player who receives the ball and organises the game.”Jorginho added: “Since I was little I was someone who always enjoyed challenges and for me this is just a huge challenge, professionally and personally.“It really inspires me, this opportunity to really have an experience and I am really excited about that opportunity.”During a press conference at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, Sarri spoke of his desire to tackle a “difficult challenge, but a fascinating one”.Jorginho has no doubts about what qualities the former Napoli boss can bring.“He is someone who does wonderful work, he is right on top of everything that is going on on the pitch,” said Jorginho, who was also on Manchester City’s radar.“When the weekend comes around and you have a game, you start that game knowing how every situation is going to pan out on the field offensively and defensively, and that is something that really helps you in your work.“He is a very straightforward person, he is easy to communicate with, he is very approachable and that is something that also helps the players.” See also:Chelsea confirm Zola’s return as assistant bossBlues edging towards Rugani dealBalcombe and Chelsea duo play in England Under-19 drawBarcelona make Chelsea new offer for WillianAtletico interested in Chelsea striker GiroudJorginho ‘an exceptional player’ – Guardiolalast_img read more

4,063 Donegal students to take part in Maths Week Ireland

first_imgSchools across Donegal have so far registered 4,063 students to take part in Maths Week events with many more expected. The national maths festival is set to attract as many as 300,000 people.Open to all, Maths Week 2018 will see a wide variety of fun and engaging maths themed events taking place all over the island of Ireland, north and south, featuring mathematicians and entertainers.Schools and clubs are encouraged to hold their own events to support budding mathematicians. Co-ordinated by Calmast, Waterford Institute of Technology’s STEM Outreach Centre and funded through the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme, the Department of Education and Skills, Matrix – the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel, ESB and Xilinx.It is run with more than 50 partner organisations including the universities, institutes of technology, libraries, schools, training colleges and employers.Eoin Gill, Maths Week Ireland Co-Ordinator said, “Working with our many partners, the Maths Week vision is simple, ‘Maths for All’.“Maths and numbers are all around us and this short statement encapsulates the relevance of maths across society, and what we want to achieve via the annual national programme of activity – people of all ages embracing maths and numerical ability to benefit their day-to-day lives. “2018 marks the 13th year of Maths Week and with participation set to be in the region of 300,000, our highest figure yet. We are excited to bring another action-packed programme to people all over the island of Ireland, and the ever increasing number of participants is a testament to the interest and appetite for maths in Ireland.”Maths Week Ireland is the biggest festival of its kind in the world. It has now also been adopted as an initiative by Scotland, in recognition of the important contribution that maths promotion events make in helping young people to have a positive attitude towards maths.Full programme details are available on the Maths Week website www.mathsweek.ie with the ongoing event and programme updates available in advance and during Maths Week via Facebook (@MathsWeek2018) and Twitter (@mathsweek).4,063 Donegal students to take part in Maths Week Ireland was last modified: October 8th, 2018 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) Tags:maths week irelandlast_img read more

Van der Merwe lifts Soweto Open title

first_img18 April 2011Izak van der Merwe went one step better than he did in 2010 when he captured the Soweto Open men’s singles title at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in Jabavu after a hard-fought battle against fellow South African Rik de Voest on Sunday.The final had been moved back a day because of rain and rain, once again, made an appearance in the final, forcing the players from the court for over two hours with Van der Merwe leading 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 3-2, and the contest on serve. Ultimately, he went on to a 6-7, 7-5, 6-3 victory.The victory, his second in a Challenger Tour event, has lifted Van der Merwe to a career-high ranking of 134th in the world.Last year, he made it into the final but was beaten by Dustin Brown. This time around the fourth-seed made sure of success by defeating the German 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) in a hard-fought semi-final.Tie-breakersIt was far from an easy walk to the title for the big-serving South African who played tie-breakers in every one of his matches.Van der Merwe began his title challenge with a tough 7-5, 7-6 win over Englishman Daniel Cox in his first round match. He followed that up by sending another Englishman packing after defeating Chris Eaton 6-4, 7-6.In the quarterfinals, he faced seventh-seed Andrej Martin and once again it proved to be a tight contest. Van der Merwe won it 7-6, 7-6, claiming both tie-breakers 7-2.Path to the finalOn his way to the final, De Voest, the sixth-seed, recorded victories over fellow South African Raven Klaasen, Denys Molchanov, and Michal Przysiezny before facing Australian Greg Jones in the final.It took a gritty comeback for De Voest to win a match that was interrupted by rain. When the heavens opened, he was 3-6, 4-3 down, but went on to win 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.In the final, he became the only player in the tournament to win a tie-breaker against Van der Merwe. By reaching the title-decider, he improved his world ranking to 158th.Women’s titleThe women’s honours went the way of Russia’s Valeria Savinykh, who proved to be a giant killer on her way to lifting the title.She ousted fourth-seed Eva Birnerova 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round. Then, after an easy 6-2, 6-2 win over Oksana Kalashnikova in the second round, she upset seventh-seed Corinna Dentoni 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.Savinykh followed that up by disposing of top-seed Ann Keothavong in the semi-finals when the Briton retired at 6-3, 3-0 down.In the final, second-seed Petra Cetkovska proved no much for the 20-year-old Russian, who cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 victory and the biggest win of her career.South African women failed to make an impact as none of the four players in the draw made it out of the first round.DoublesGermany’s Michael Kohlmann and Alexander Peya of Austria claimed the men’s doubles title with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 victory over South African-born Australian Matthew Ebden and Germany’s Andre Bergemann.Sadly, the women’s doubles final was a victim of the weather and was not played.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

These female frogs are the first of their kind to croon to their guys

These female frogs are the first of their kind to croon to their guys By Karl GruberJun. 21, 2017 , 3:00 AM Birds, fish, and even humans have shattered barriers when it comes to mating rituals, from which partner initiates the courting to which one picks up the check at a fancy restaurant. But things are a bit simpler for frogs, as males and females stick to clearly defined roles: Males serenade the females, and females pick their favorite males to mate. Now, a new study suggests that the smooth guardian frog of Borneo (Limnonectes palavanensis) is an exception to that rule. During the mating season, the female frogs sing to the males in an attempt to win them over—a reversal of the normal process. In fact, if you see a single frog surrounded by a bunch of serenading croakers, called a “lek,” it’s most likely a lucky male being courted by a chorus of females. Males occasionally belt out “advertisement calls” to let females know that they are available. After mating, it’s the males who stay behind to care for the eggs, even taking tadpoles to small ponds after they hatch. This is the first known example of role reversal in singing frogs, scientists write in a recent issue of Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. It may even represent the first case of full-blown sex role reversal, which would also require that males do the mate choosing. Researchers are working on that now, but they say that—judging by the high rate of female serenading—males may be the picky ones.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) read more

Ramsey out of Juve-Lokomotiv

first_imgAaron Ramsey, as expected, is left out of Juventus’ squad to face Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League this evening. Ramsey is still recovering from a muscular problem, although Juve boss Maurizio Sarri insisted at a Press conference that it was only a strain. The Welshman is joined on the treatment table by long-term casualties Douglas Costa, Mattia De Sciglio, Marko Pjaca, Mattia Perin and Giorgio Chiellini. Emre Can and Mario Mandzukic, on the other hand, are ineligible due to being left out of the Bianconeri’s Champions League squad. Juve squad to face Lokomotiv: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Buffon; De Ligt, Alex Sandro, Danilo, Bonucci, Rugani, Demiral; Pjanic, Khedira, Matuidi, Rabiot, Bentancur; Ronaldo, Dybala, Cuadrado, Higuain, Bernardeschi Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more