Cllr Brogan wants meeting with Irish Water officials before takeover

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – December 10, 2013 Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook A Donegal County Councillor has said that Irish Water must meet with Cllrs within the next fortnight.Irish Water will takeover water services from local authorities on January 1st.The Councils Director of Environmental Services gave a presentation yesterday outlining the takeover.Cllr Ciaran Brogan said he still has huge concerns surrounding the takeover:[podcast][/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Previous articleTyrone woman Michaela McCollums sentencing for drug smuggling postponedNext articleThe National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church is to publish its audits of eight church entities News Highland center_img Cllr Brogan wants meeting with Irish Water officials before takeover Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News WhatsApplast_img read more

Folayang, Nguyen set friendship aside for ONE lightweight title bout

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nguyen, who earned the ONE featherweight belt in August, said that when he first got the offered the fight, the first thing he did was reach out to Folayang.“We both came to an agreement that we will set our friendship aside and it will be strictly business. We want to put on an entertaining fight.”Also calling his upcoming foe a friend, Folayang said he admired how Nguyen blemished Marat Gafurov’s record via a stunning knockout to win the title in Macao.But he’s going to make sure that doesn’t happen here.“I respect him as martial artist. You saw how he got his belt against a highly-respect champion. But we need to do our part not only as a martial artist but also as champions.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We’re friends. There’s no trash talk. There’s no pushing or shoving,” Nguyen told the media on Tuesday during their first face off at City Garden Grand Hotel.While the respect will remain, that doesn’t mean they are going to take each other lightly in the cross-divisional showdown with the lightweight title on the line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I want to teach him that it’s my kingdom in the lightweight division,” said the soft-spoken Baguio native. “I want my division to be respected so I will do my best to defend the lightweight belt.”The Vietnamese-Australian challenger didn’t think twice about moving up weight for the fight against Folayang, saying “opportunities like these they don’t come too often.” MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The Makati skyline provides the perfect backdrop for Eduard Folayang and Martin Nguyen’s first face off. Photo by Celest Flores-ColinaThere’s not going to be a lot of action outside the ring but Filipino bet Eduard Folayang and Martin Nguyen expect fireworks when they step inside it.The two fighters are setting their friendship aside as they prepare for the main event of the ONE: Legends of the World on November 10 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT RELATED VIDEO Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny In his first PBA finals, Slaughter faces former coach It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

‘Wenger is finally being ruthless!’ – Arsenal fans happy with boss’ decision

first_imgFollowing the signing of Petr Cech from Chelsea earlier in the summer, Arsenal were left with a decision as to whether their back up goalkeeper would be David Ospina or Wojciech Szczesny.Ospina has won that battle to be no.2, having ousted Szczesny as first choice last season and the Poland international has consequently been sent on loan to Roma.The extroverted goalkeeper, 25, will spend the entire 2015/16 season as no.1 in the Italian capital before returning to Arsenal next summer.Szczesny is an Arsenal fan favourite and Gooners have taken to social media to wish him well in Italy, hoping the experience improves him and he comes back stronger.See below for the immediate reaction to Szczesny’s loan deal… Wojciech Szczesny is popular among Arsenal fans 1last_img

Wish Kid August Wold spends the day as an Oakland Athletic

first_imgOAKLAND — Every day since birth, August Wold has suffered through a gastrointestinal disorder.The 8-year-old’s wish (through the Make-A-Wish Foundation) was simply to be an Oakland Athletic for one of those days. The A’s granted him that wish on Saturday, complete with official release announcing the A’s transaction. Wold’s entire family — his parents, grandparents and siblings — all joined him, decked out in A’s apparel.Wold, suited up in kelly green A’s threads, sat with closer Liam …last_img

A Cloudy Future for Coal

first_imgThe largest bank in the U.S., JP Morgan Chase, says that it will stop financing new coal-fired power generating plants in this country, putting more pressure on the industry and pointing to what one analyst calls a “downward shift that is permanent.” The New York Times reports that JP Morgan’s announcement follows similar statements from the Bank of America, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley that they also are backing away from coal.Chiza Vitta, a metals and mining analyst with the credit rating firm Standard & Poor, told the newspaper: “There are always going to be periods of boom and bust, but what is happening in coal is a downward shift that is permanent.”Coal remains an important source of energy, especially outside the U.S., so JPMorgan’s decision on coal-fired power plants here won’t stop the bank from lending for plans in the developing world. But in the U.S., tougher environmental regulations aimed at limiting carbon emissions, along with cheaper natural gas and other the rise of other energy sources, are making coal look like an increasingly bad bet for financiers.Three of the country’s big coal companies have filed for bankruptcy protection, and last week Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private-sector coal company, said that it also might have to do the same, The Times reported. Peabody had been trying to sell mines in Colorado and New Mexico, but the deals apparently have foundered over the buyer’s difficulties in lining up financing. Coal is still an important source of powerDespite growing troubles in the industry, coal still generates more power than any other single energy source in the U.S., according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, amounting to 39% of the U.S. electricity supply in 2014. Natural gas was a relatively distant second at 27%. (Wind and solar together were less than 5%.)U.S. financial institutions may be backing away from King Coal, but the move won’t happen overnight. An abrupt retreat would not only threaten the financing that coal companies need to keep their thousands of workers employed, but it could also threaten the industry’s ability to pay for mine reclamation in the future, The Times said.That helps explain why financial institutions are backing away gradually. Deutsche Bank, for example, is signaling an end to financial support for mining that involves the removal of mountaintops, but isn’t giving up on the industry altogether.Dialing back financial support also can be difficult for U.S. bankers who have been serving the coal industry for years.“It put them in a difficult position to say to the companies they have worked with for years, ‘We are pulling back,’ ” Bank of America’s James Mahoney told The Times. “It runs counter to everything we do as a client-focused company.” Move away from coal is a ‘structural shift’According to the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI), which describes itself as a nonprofit think tank, the decline of coal is part of a fundamental shift in U.S. power generation.In a report published last year, the organization said that power generation remained the same between 2005 and 2013 even as the mix of energy sources underwent significant change. Over that eight-year span, the amount of energy from gas-power plants rose 8.7% and renewables were up 4.1%. Energy from coal-fired sources, however, dropped 10.5% and electricity derived from oil was down 2.3%. Even in China, coal showed a 2.9% drop in consumption in 2014.“The Dow Jones Total Market Coal Sector Index is down 76% over the last five years, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average that is up 69% over the same period,” the report said.At the time the report was written, more than two dozen coal companies had gone into bankruptcy.One problem in the coal industry, CTI said, was that company executives were unrealistically betting on an upswing in prices and demand that never happened.The report noted: “The largest coal producer in the U.S., Peabody Energy, appears to treat the signals that have led to such huge financial pain as an aberration, rather than the new normal. In their quarterly report for 2014, Peabody reveals their expectation that in the U.S., ‘utility coal usage is projected to increase 10 to 30 million tons over 2014 levels.’ Furthermore, Peabody expects ‘global coal demand to rise 500 million tonnes by 2017… [with] an estimated 8 to 10% increase in seaborne thermal coal demand.’ There are few signs that suggest that either forecast will come close to fruition.”The prediction seems to have been borne out with an announcement last week from Peabody that its ability to operate as a “going concern” was in doubt, Bloomberg reported.Peabody shares have lost 97% of their value in the last year.last_img read more

Sportzware upgrades now available

first_imgSportingpulse have announced that the upgrade for Sportzware Central v6.4 is now available to download. There are no major changes to the application, upgrading will not significantly alter the application or an association’s database.  Full release notes for version 6.4 are available from: Central v6.4 is available to the public to download from > Products and Services > Sportzware Central.  The application will run for 21 days without a registration key.Sportzware Websites v6Sportzware Websites v6 will come into effect on Wednesday 9 April.  The upgrade includes:Top menu option, in addition to left and right menus Sub-menu option Easier to use Content Manager area with a drag and drop function to move sections between menus and add new sections, and a right click function to edit, rename, hide and modify sections Forums – set up and manage a forum on your website (NB: Should a NGB not wish to make Forums available to its affiliates, it can be deactivated upon request) These website enhancements will have no visible effect on a current website’s design, structure or content.  They are additional features which must be added through the website administration area for any changes to take place on the website.Updates to the Sportzware Website User Guide will also be available by the release date from and within the website administration area.last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal watching Keylor Navas situation at Real Madrid

first_imgArsenal watching Keylor Navas situation at Real Madridby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are watching Keylor Navas’ situation at Real Madrid.Arsenal are considering a move for want-away Navas.Fichajes says the Gunners want long-term competition for Bernd Leno.Petr Cech is reaching the twilight of his career, and Navas is keen to leave the Spanish capital after struggling for game time.An end of season move is the most likely option being discussed. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

4 days agoCrisis almost over as Man City welcome back three defenders for Atalanta

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Crisis almost over as Man City welcome back three defenders for Atalantaby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are set to welcome back three defenders for Tuesday’s Champions League group stage clash with Atalanta.John Stones, Kyle Walker and Nicolas Otamendi were all absent in Saturday’s win over Crystal Palace, with midfielders Rodri and Fernandinho acting as makeshift centre-backs.Walker has been out with a virus, while Otamendi suffered a blow on international duty with Argentina.Stones hasn’t started since suffering a thigh injury against Norwich last month. last_img

Peter Jackson Becomes The Walking Dead For Charity

first_imgIn the event of a natural disaster or even a zombie apocalypse, it’s the existing blood supply that will help save lives. That’s why AMC and the American Red Cross have joined forces to raise awareness about the constant need for blood.Peter Jackson as a Zombie for Red CrossFrom now through October 22, “The American Red Cross Zombie Blood Drive” campaign will urge everyone to use their brains and give blood through the Red Cross. Special effects make-up guru Greg Nicotero from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has zombie-fied some Hollywood stars who are supporting the campaign, including Peter Jackson, The Black Keys, Joel Madden, Mena Suvari, EXTRA’s Maria Menounos, Jimmy Smits, Laird Hamilton, NASCAR’s Kurt Busch, Aisha Tyler, Elisabeth Rohm and Whitney Port.The zombie-fied celebrity photos can be seen in a custom Public “Zombie” Announcement (“PZA”) on AMC and online at the network’s dedicated campaign micro-site, AMC is also organizing a special sweepstakes to thank those who support blood donation through the Red Cross. The grand prize is a visit to the set of “The Walking Dead” in Atlanta, Georgia. Details are available at Blood – Visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 in some states with completed parental consent form). Certain height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger.Watch “The Walking Dead” on AMC – AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returns for its third season Sunday, October 14 at 9 p.m. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home.Source:Red Crosslast_img read more