Keavney says A5 connecting roads must be prioritised

first_img Keavney says A5 connecting roads must be prioritised Google+ Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – November 17, 2010 Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Donegal Senator Cecilias Keavney says it’s vital that specific commitments are given for the upgrading of roads linking Lifford to Letterkenny and the Twin Towns.Senator Keavney raised the issue of the A5 and connecting routes in the Seanad last night. She was told by Junior Minister Sean Haughey that payment schedules have been agreed for the Irish government’s contribution to the A5 Derry to Aughnacloy route, planning for which is on schedule.However, when asked for a commitment on connecting roads in Donegal, he said budgets are tight and prioritisation is a matter for the NRA.Senator Keavney says that’s not good enough…………[podcast][/podcast] Previous articleDonegal South West by-election candidates round-upNext articlePringle argues for CFP change News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Newsx Adverts Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Gubernatorial Appointments

first_imgGubernatorial Appointments> Made in September and October> Montpelier, Vt.- Governor Jim Douglas today released the list of> appointments made in September and October, 2005.> Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council> David O’Brien, Bennington> Patrick Martin, Rutland> Vermont Board of Architects> Janet Stackpole, Burlington> Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities> Harriet Hall, Newport> Vermont Enhanced 911 Board> Heather Dale Porter, North Hyde Park> Vermont Center for Geographic Information> Kevin Behm, South Burlington> Laurence Becker, Middlesex> Michael Gilbar, East Barre> Dana Dean, Randolph> Vermont Housing Finance Agency> Bartlett Frisbie, Colchester> Natural Resources Board> Elizabeth Wilkel, Walden> New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board> Mitchell Jay, Barre> Board of Radiologic Technology> Donna Holbrook, Stowe> Sustainable Jobs Fund Board of Directors> Kevin Harper, Bristol> Transportation Board> Robin Stern, Brattleboro> #9 District Environmental Commission> Peter Norris, Monkton> Aging & Disabilities Advisory Board> Ingrid Anderson, Springfield> John Campbell, North Chittenden> Janet Cramer, Marlboro> Jennifer Fitzgerald, Wilmington> Susan Gordon, Montpelier> Rebecca Gill, Jeffersonville> Rita Laferriere, East Haven> Sandra Jane Lawliss, Waitsfield> Deborah Lisi-Baker, Waterbury> Dorothy Malone Rising, Johnson> Hollace Reed, South Burlington> Nancy Lang, Burlington> Committee on Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders> J. Paul Giuliani, Montpelier> State Apprenticeship Council> Lance Moran, Essex Junction> Jeffrey Wright, Rutland> Children & Family Council for Prevention Programs> Lynn Marie Bundy, Montpelier> Suzanne Masland, Thetford> Robert Sheil, Montpelier> William LaWare, Williston> Vermont State Craft Center Overview Committee> Bruce Hyde, Granville> David Furney, Lincoln> Greg Worden, West Brattleboro> Thomas Murray, Middlesex> Electricians Licensing Board> Edward Walbridge, Montpelier> Governor’s Commission on Healthy Aging> Marion Milne, Washington> Edwin Stretch, Peacham> Krista Chadwick, Northfield> Advisory Council on Historic Preservation> Ronald Kilburn, Swanton> Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Commission> Trey Pecor, Charlotte> Governor’s Commission on Marketability of Title> William Dakin, Chester> Leslee MacKenzie, Burlington> A. Jay Kenlan, Wallingford> Harland Miller, Williston> Sheldon Prentice, Montpelier> Board of Medical Practice> Alexander Northern, South Royalton> Public Oversight Commission> Hillary Roper, Stowe> State Rehabilitation Council> Rita Phelps, Brandon> Board of Directors Vermont Student Assistance Corporation> Virginia Cole-Levesque, Middlebury>last_img read more

PREMIUMAgrarian issues, government recruitment process top complaints to Ombudsman

first_imgForgot Password ? Topics : Indonesia’s Ombudsman says it has received fewer public complaints in 2019 than in 2018, most of them regarding land and agrarian disputes and the government recruitment process.“People’s expectations for better public services have increased, so when they encounter a problem they soon try to find ways to report it,” Ombudsman member Ahmad Alamsyah Saragih said on Tuesday.The majority of the complaints in 2019 — 865 in total — were about land and agrarian disputes, while 749 were about government employment services, 658 about education, 551 about the police, 249 about the civil registry, 184 about labor issues and another 2,208 about various other issues.Ahmad said that the agrarian sector received quite a lot of complaints amid the government’s drive to provide more land certification. Meanwhile, the government was also conducting civil serva… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Facebook Linkedin Google Ombudsman public-service regional-administrations Ministries police agrarian-conflicts government National-Police KPKlast_img read more

US Open: Serena Williams beats Wang Qiang to reach semi-finals

first_imgSerena Williams underlined her tag as the favourite for the US Open with a brutal quarter-final win over China’s Wang Qiang in just 44 minutes.The 37-year-old American broke serve five times and hit 25 winners as she eased to a 6-1 6-0 win over the 18th seed on Arthur Ashe StadiumWilliams, seeded eighth, is chasing a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.She will face Ukraine’s fifth seed Elina Svitolina, who beat Britain’s Johanna Konta, in the semi-finals.“When I play someone who is playing well I have to step up or go home and I’m not ready to go,” said Williams, who earned her 100th singles win at the US Open.“I knew I needed to come out tonight and play well. I’m feeling good, had a really tough year and I’m still here. “Physically I’m feeling great and more importantly I’m having fun every time I come out here.”Williams turns Wang’s first semi-final into nightmareSix-time US Open champion Williams has not won a Grand Slam title since returning from giving birth to daughter Olympia in September 2017.She has fallen short of moving level with Australian Margaret Court’s all-time tally with defeats in the past two Wimbledon finals and last year’s US Open showpiece.Here she has moved serenely through the draw, steamrolling past three of her opponents – including old rival Maria Sharapova – in straight sets.American 17-year-old Caty McNally is the only player to have tested Williams, trying to push her illustrious opponent around the court in a bid to expose her perceived lack of movement. And that will be the tactic likely to be adopted by Svitolina, whose relentless returning is the hallmark of her game.Williams never had that problem against Wang, keeping the points short with her thunderous serves and booming groundstrokes.Williams dropped just seven points as she raced into a 5-0 lead, Wang avoiding the bagel with a hard-earned hold before another forehand winner from the American clinched the opener in 23 minutes.Williams won 26 of the first-set points compared to 11 by her opponent, cracking 12 winners and winning 92% of the points when she landed her first serve.Wang, who had not dropped a set on her way to the last eight, looked completed shell-shocked as she continued to be pummelled by a ruthless Williams in the second set. The winners continued to flow from the American’s racquet as she did bagel Wang at the second attempt, sealing the shortest completed win of the tournament with another sizzling cross-court forehand.Wang won just four points in the second set and ended the match without hitting a single winner.last_img read more

Black Lives Matter leaders say governor will sign executive order on felon voting

first_imgDES MOINES — Black Lives Matter leaders say Governor Kim Reynolds has pledged to sign an executive order to restore felon voting rights in time for the general election, but that it would not likely happen until later this summer.They met with the governor at the state capitol Monday while dozens of protesters rallied outside the room chanting “Let them vote.”Matthew Bruce of Des Moines Black Lives Matter says his group plans to pressure the governor to act faster. “We’re gonna lead the process of getting out own language written down and we’re gonna use that to take back to the governor’s office and make sure this issue is not forgotten and that felons go into November with the right to vote,” Bruce said.Representative Ako Abdul-Samad who was also in the meeting says signing an order in time for the election would be a positive step.  “There will be an executive order, but at the same time we have to push in January for the legislation so that we get it permanently,” he said.Abdul-Samad also said he is glad Reynolds is not rushing an executive order before vetting the language with voting rights supporters.last_img read more

Cheptegei continues London 2017 build-up with 4th place finish

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Cheptegei, Mo Farah and Kamworor run the 5000m during the 2017 Prefontaine Classic Diamond League at Hayward Field on May 27, 2017 in Eugene, Oregon.  PHOTO AFPUganda’s top distance runner Joshua Cheptegei continued his stready return to the track with yet another 4th place finish, this time in the 3ooom at the Paris Diamond Athletics League on Saturday night.In front of 14,568 spectators  at Charléty Stadium, Cheptegei clocked 7:34.96 to finish fourth in a race won by Edris Muktar of Ethiopia in a personal best of  7:32.31.The result keeps Cheptegei ranked 4th with 10 points in the Diamond League long distance standings following his earlier 4th place finish in a star-studded 5000 Metres Prefontaine Classic race in May.Cheptegei, like the rest of the world’s best, have an eye on August’s World Championships, where he is expected to run the 5000m and 10000m. The next race in the Diamond League is Luasanne on July 7 where Cheptegei will run in his favourite 5000m, joined by Stephen Khisa.Diamond League Paris Cheptegei by The Independent Magazine on ScribdShare on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Nelson’s Geoff Kinrade plays for Team Canada

first_imgKinrade moved during the mid-season to SC Bern of the Swiss Nationaliga.“Considering my situation when I left two seasons ago, being restricted to Ottawa, and the current situation with the NHL lockout, I think my decision was a very good one,” Kinrade said.The smooth skating rearguard got his start in the game playing in Nelson Minor Hockey.He played a few seasons with the Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League earning a shot at Junior A with Cowichan of the BCHL.Kinrade honestly believed his career was on a downer until lighting it up during a BCHL Allstar game.That propelled the Kinrade to a very good second season with the Capitals before Michigan Tech called with a scholarship offer.Kinrade played four seasons for the Huskies.After graduating he played ten games with the Norfolk Admirals and made his NHL debut on April 9, 2009 for Tampa against the Washington Capitals.On July 10, 2009 he signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators.Team Canada’s roster announced Friday by Hockey Canada includes the likes of Ryan Smith of the Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa’s Jason Spezza, Boston’s Patrice Bergeron as well as Kinrade’s teammates, Byron Ritchie and John Tavares.This year’s Spengler Cup includes Canada’s National Men’s Team, Adler Mannheim (Germany) and HC Davos (Switzerland), the host team, playing in the Cattini Group, and HC Fribourg-Gottéron (Switzerland), HC Vitkovice Steel (Czech Republic) and Salavat Yulaev Ufa (Russia) playing in the Torriani Group.Canada, 11-time winner of the tournament, opens the tournament Boxing Day against Adler Mannheim (Germany). The game is on TSN2 beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. Geoff Kinrade grew up spending time during the Christmas holidays watching Canadian hockey teams in action on television at major tournaments in Europe.Now Kinrade will be front and center on one of those teams as the Nelsonite suits up as a member of Team Canada at the Spengler Cup, December 26-31 in Davos, Switzerland.“No time,” Kinrade told The Nelson Daily Friday when asked about holiday plans, “I’m playing for Team Canada in the Spengler Cup during the holidays.”The Spengler Cup, originating in 1923, is an annual ice hockey tournament held in Davos  and is considered the oldest invitational ice hockey tournament in the world.Team Canada consists of currently on teams playing in Europe, as well as others available due to the NHL lockout.Kinrade, 27, is in his second season with SC Bern of the Swiss League.“The season is going well,” the six-foot, 195-pound defenceman said, adding SC Bern is looking for a little redemption after losing last season in the league final.“We are (a few) points out of first place. Our team is playing well together which makes my job easier. . ..I’m happy with the ways things are going.”This is Kinrade’s second season in Europe after he spent two seasons in the AHL with the Binghamton Senators, the farm team of the Ottawa Senators.Kinrade was a mainstay on the Baby Sens blueline, and was a key cog in Binghamton’s run to the Calder Cup title in 2011.However, Kinrade felt he would not get a fair shake with Ottawa Senator management so he bolted for Europe, first signing with HC Plzen 1929 of the Czech Extraliga.last_img read more

Two nations get tough on bird flu

first_imgHANOI, Vietnam – Two of the countries hardest hit by bird flu announced extreme measures to fight the disease Tuesday, with China promising to vaccinate its entire poultry stock of 14 billion birds and Vietnam launching a campaign to purge its two largest cities of poultry. Jia Youling, chief veterinary officer in China’s Agriculture Ministry, said China is in the process of vaccinating all poultry in the country. He said the government will pay all fees involved, but he did not provide any details of how officials would carry out the vaccinations. It was unclear if the birds were being vaccinated against the virulent H5N1 bird flu strain that has ravaged poultry stocks across Asia and killed at least 64 people since 2003. China has more than 14 billion farm poultry, accounting for nearly 21 percent of the world’s total. Millions of birds have already been vaccinated in the country because of previous outbreaks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Meanwhile, in Vietnam, government officials in Ho Chi Minh City and the capital Hanoi have warned farmers to kill or sell all poultry by Monday. They will be compensated at half the current market value if they act now, but birds found alive after the deadline will be destroyed with no compensation, officials said. “We hope that clearing out live poultry in the city will help minimize the chances of people getting sick from bird flu,” said Huynh Hu Loi, director of Ho Chi Minh City’s animal health department. “A pandemic can happen anytime. We are doing all we can.” The campaign is one of the most extreme measures taken in the communist country to try to slow the H5N1 virus. Vietnam has experienced a surge in poultry outbreaks over the past few weeks. The latest human death was reported last week. On Tuesday, China said it would also ship 45 tons of bird flu vaccine to Vietnam. International health experts have warned that the bird flu virus could mutate into a form easily spread among humans, igniting a global pandemic. So far, most human cases have been traced to contact with infected birds. 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

Information workshops needed on 5G and mining – Cllr Kennedy

first_imgDonegal County Councillor Niamh Kennedy has called for two workshops to give representatives information on two pressing issues in the county.Clarity is needed on 5G and mining licences in Donegal, the Leas Cathaoirleach has said.Cllr Kennedy has asked the executive to hold a workshop for councillors to gain an understanding of the 5G network roll-out. “I think there is a lot of people who are quite concerned, and maybe there is no reason to be,” Cllr Kennedy said.Another workshop was requested on mining in areas such as the Sperrins.“A number of meetings were held throughout the county and they were well-attended,” Cllr Kennedy said. Cllr Kennedy added that councillors should be informed on the matter to answer public concerns.Meanwhile, Clare County Council has opposed the roll-out of 5G in the county and called on CommReg to deny licensing for its roll-out. The Clare County Council is calling on the Minister for Communication, Climate Change and the Environment to establish a working group to establish the facts about the radiation impact of 5G on the environment and human health.Information workshops needed on 5G and mining – Cllr Kennedy was last modified: July 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:5gcllr nimah kennedyMININGlast_img read more


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