first_imgCounty House in LiffordDonegal County Council says there is no proposal to reduce jobs by 400 and no proposals for compulsory redundancies in Donegal.Following the announcement by Irish Water of its Business Plan in October 2015 Management and the Unions nationally have been in discussion under the aegis of the Workplace Relations Commission to ensure a managed approach to any reductions in jobs across the country initially for the period 2016 and 2017.“When these discussions have been concluded at a national level the Council will be informed of the outcome. The Council will be making no further comment pending the outcome of the national discussions,” said a spokesman. The issue was raised this week by Cllr Frank McBrearty who said he had been approached by council workers saying the had plans to strike over the issue.COUNCIL SAYS THERE ARE NO PLANS FOR REDUNDANCIES was last modified: February 9th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:Donegal County Councilredundancieslast_img read more

Spurs star set for shock exit as Man United, Liverpool and West Ham circle

first_imgVictor Wanyama has emerged as a shock transfer target for a host of Premier League clubs after losing his place in the Tottenham Hotspur midfield.The Kenya international was a regular for Mauricio Pochettino’s men during his first season at the club after joining from Southampton in 2016. LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets IN DEMAND However, a succession of injuries have seen Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier form a solid base for Spurs in his place, with Moussa Sissoko even proving to be a reliable option from the bench.According to the betting market, Manchester United are leading the way at a price of 8/1 to sign the 27-year-old, followed by Liverpool at 10/1.Betfair Spokesperson Katie Baylis told The Sun: “With Wanyama tipped to leave Spurs in January, speculation is now turning to where he could move to.“There is apparent interest from the likes of United, City and Liverpool and we have United as the favourite at 8/1 ahead of Liverpool at 10/1 and City more of a long shot at 33/1. REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 On Saturday evening, the Hammers partnered winger Robert Snodgrass in midfield with 19-year-old centre half Declan Rice after club captain Mark Noble saw red for an atrocious tackle.Although Spurs are unlikely to allow a rival club to snap up one of their players, the possibility of first team football may prove too enticing for Wanyama to turn down. targets “As the deadline approaches though and we expect to see more of that interest firm up.”According to Football Insider however, London rivals West Ham United are thought to be keen to bring in the Kenya captain as new boss Manuel Pellegrini is thought to be unsatisfied with his options in midfield. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Wanyama was more of a squad player for Spurs in the 2017/18 season Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Wanyama protects the ball from Lionel Messi last_img read more


first_imgGaoth Dobhair’s monthly Irish language music and entertainment event, Cabaret Craiceáilte returns to Hiudai Beag’s pub this Saturday, with a feast of SKA , Rock, Pop, Blues and Traditional music in Irish.Following last weekend’s 50th celebrations in the famous music pub, the Cabaret keeps the flame lit with a top class line up of bands from various parts of the country.Belfast based SKA band, BOSS SOUND MANIFESTO pay their second visit to the Cabaret, while Dublin Rock/Pop act, SEO LINN visit the Cabaret for the first time. Also on the bill is the legendary traditional musician from Dundalk, Gerry ‘Fidil’ O Connor, from La Lugh, and Oirialla.Gerry will be joined by some of Dundalk’s finest, including blues singer Jim Johnston, Tom Kindle and Tom’ banjo’ Wynne.The Cabaret is run on a voluntary basis, once a month in Gaoth Dobhair, and at different festivals throughout Ireland. Every penny made goes straight back into the fund to pay the musicians, costs and to promote the event.The aim is to promote Irish language music, provide a platform for Irish language singers and musicians, and to provide an Irish language social/entertainment scene in the Gaeltacht and the Galltacht.This Saturday’s Cabaret Craiceáilte, kicks off in Hiúdaí’s at 9pm. Beidh ceol Ska, Rac, Pap, Gormachaí, agus Traidisiúnta, i nGaeilge le cloisteáil ag príomh ócáid síamsaíochta na nGael, An Chabaret Chraiceáilte, Tigh Hiúdaí, An Bun Beag, i nGaoth Dobhair, Dé Sathairn seo, 23 Feabhra ar a 9 a’chlog.Beidh máistrí an SKA, BOSS SOUND MANIFESTO ag teacht as Beal Feirste, le muintir Ghaoth Dobhair a chur ag scancáil ar úrlár stáiriúl Thigh Hiúdaí. Chur an BSM seit amhráin i nGaeilge, le chéile, go speisíalta don Chabaret anuraidh, agus anois tá seit níos mó agus níos faide, acu chun croíthe agus cosa na nGael a chur ag preabarnaigh. Deir príomh amhránaí an ghrúpa, Buzz Ó Bríain, go bhfuil siad ar bís le bheith páirteach sa Chabaret arís, agus go raibh gig na bliana anuraidh ar cheann do bhuaicphoinntí saoil an ghrúpa.Beidh SEO LINN Rac & Pap Ghrúpa Gaelach, as Baile Atha Cliath, ag teacht chuig an Chabaret, den chéad uair, an deireadh seachtaine seo. Tá iomrá mhór leo sa phríomh cháthair, agus tá lucht leanúna nach beag meallta acu le bliain anuas.Beidh an chuid is fearr do cheol traidisiúnta cheantar Oirialla le cluinstin fosta ó laoch na fidile, GERRY O CONNOR ( La Lugh/Oirghialla) í gcuideachta scoth na gceoltoiri as Dún Dealgán, Tom Kindle, Tom ‘banjo ‘ Wynne & Jim ‘na gormachai’ Johnston (a cheolann “ar Thoir na gCaisleain Oir” &rl ).Beidh aoí cheoltoiri/damhsóiri/síamsóiri eile, ar an ardán fosta, De Sathairn seo, 23 Feabhra 9pm, Tigh Hiudai Bhig, An Bun Beag, Gaoth Dobhair. Eagraítear an Chabaret go deonach, chun tionscal ceoil na Gaeilge a spreagadh, chomh maith le saol sóisialta & siamsaíochta a chur ar fail do Ghaeil. Ón uair gur thosaigh sé tá cuid mhór grúpaí tar eis seit i nGaeilge a chur le chéile go speisialta don Chabaret agus tá réabhlóid an cheoil ag dul ó neart go neart mar gheall air.Deir ráiteas ón Chabaret nach dtiocfadh leo é a dhéanamh gan an chuidiú ó lucht gnó an cheantair, go speisialta, Teach Hiúdaí, Teach Sheáin Óig, Siopa Mhicí, Siopa Mhatt, agus Teach Lóistín an Bhun Bhig.SKAbaret KICKS OFF IN GOATH DOBHAIR THIS WEEKEND was last modified: February 18th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Gaoth Dobhair SKAbaretHiudai Beagslast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps FC have signed American striker Ata Ozbay as Ollie Horgan continues to source the firepower he hopes will fire Harps to the First Division title. Harps are currently one point clear of second-placed Wexford Youths but have played one game more.Harps lost star striker Ruairi Keating in June, and yesterday it was announced that Garbhan Friel had left the club. Horgan did get Nathan Boyle on loan from Derry City and he netted two goals in a superb 3-0 away win against Waterford United.Now Horgan has again used his extensive contacts to sign the talented American who played top-level colleges football in the USA.Parisian striker Wilfired Tagbo, who ensured Harps win against Cobh on Friday has been a successful signing since joining in January.Finn Harps fans will be hoping the new American signing can endear himself to the club’s supporters like Pat McCann did when he signed for Harps in 2013. The club has applied for international clearance for Ozbay and it is unlikely he’ll be clear to face UCD this weekend.It is not yet known whether or not Harps will face UCD this weekend as the students are in Europa League action Slovan Bratislava.ATA BOY! FINN HARPS SIGN AMERICAN STRIKER ATA OZBAY was last modified: July 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Home-page Sportnewslast_img read more

Stella’s Charity Fashion Show to celebrate stylish sustainable fashion

first_imgIt’s definitely time to think about winter fashion and the party season, and one upcoming event will have it all wrapped up!Stella McGroarty of Stella Boutique in Donegal Town is hosting her Charity Gala Fashion Show in Harvey’s Point on Sunday 10th November.It promises to be an entertaining afternoon of sustainable style, special moments and fabulous food.All guests will be treated to a delicious Harvey’s afternoon tea and prosecco on arrival.Then it will be time to relax and enjoy seeing the fabulous looks for every winter occasion that are in store at Stella Boutique. Stella has become a local leader in sustainable fashion and this is the perfect chance to come and see how eco-friendly style can look so great.With MC Noel Cunningham and expert styling tips from Stella, it’s sure to be an entertaining show.Proceeds from the event are in aid of Cancer Care West.There will also be raffle prizes, proceeds of which will go to Deirdre Dillon’s fund for Breast Cancer Awareness.Deirdre is a local breast cancer survivor who amazingly completed the Dublin City Marathon last week. She will be one of the guest models on the day.Stella McGroarty – Stella Boutique Donegal TownLooking ahead to the event, Stella tells Donegal Woman:“I’m really looking forward to this event as it gives me an opportunity to show that it is more than possible to dress in a stylish, sustainable fashion.“Whether you’re already a conscious fashion shopper or otherwise, I welcome the opportunity to steer you towards the world of slow fashion.“Most of our fabrics are manufactured using Organic Cotton which contains no toxic pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified seeds. This results in a much lower impact on the environment and a high skin tolerability.”Stella Boutique on the Diamond in Donegal Town“Our models will be showcasing beautifully designed, colourful clothing in quality fabrics that don’t cost the Earth…..and there will be special discounts for those who attend!”Tickets are only €25 and they are selling fast. You can get yours now in Stella Boutique or on Eventbrite here: Stella Boutique on 087 226 2820 for more information.And Harvey’s Point is offering a special Sunday night package of €49 per person sharing, so why not make a night of it with friends!This event is supported by the Donegal Women in Business Network.Stella’s Charity Fashion Show to celebrate stylish sustainable fashion was last modified: November 3rd, 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:fashion showharvey’s pointstella boutiquelast_img read more

How to Make Homes More Resilient

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Many of us see the consequences of climate change as presented on the evening news: big catastrophes like Hurricanes Michael and Sandy that wipe out entire neighborhoods. The reality of climate change also comes in small, but more frequent calamities that affect families, even when the national media does not report it.Consider 1955. In that year, the United States suffered 18 national disaster declarations. It was an average year, since, between 1955 and 1965, about 18 natural disasters occurred annually, with a low of seven in 1958 and a high of 25 in 1965. Each decade after that, the number of national disasters climbed: From 1965-to-1975, there occurred 31 disaster declarations; between 1975 and 1985, there occurred 39; from 1985 to 1995, it was 43, and so on, until the present decade, when, projecting between 2010 and 2020, it looks like we will reach a high of about 110 nationally declared disasters on an average year. You can look up the statistics; FEMA keeps track.With a national disaster declared about twice weekly, it becomes evident that the new normal includes a devastating storm or flood, somewhere, “on an rainy Wednesday afternoon,” as a FEMA representative described the new normal during a recent presentation on Climate Adaptation.As the lead agency in responding to national disaster declarations, FEMA has a vested interest in reducing the damage done, and the associated cost of providing aid. The agency is moving aggressively to promote planning and construction that accepts the advent of frequent natural disasters and encourages communities to build and remodel with updated hazard conditions in mind.Building code recommendations derive from historical data, but in a changing environment, history may not repeat itself. FEMA now pushes communities to base codes on predictive climate models, rather than historical data, to more appropriately address what’s coming.On the global scale, builders have played an essential role in embracing green… last_img read more

Chilwell replaces injured Shaw

first_imgBen Chilwell has been called up to the England squad after Luke Shaw was forced to withdraw with injury.The Leicester City defender made his international debut last month but had returned to the under-21 set-up prior to the news that Shaw, injured in Manchester United’s win over Newcastle United, would not be fit to feature in the upcoming UEFA Nations League double-header.Chilwell has now linked up with the senior England squad again after Shaw returned to United, with fellow left-back Danny Rose also reportedly struggling with a fitness concern. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Gareth Southgate’s men face a trip to Croatia on Friday before travelling to Seville to take on group leaders Spain, who won the reverse fixture 2-1 at Wembley in September.Welcome back, @BenChilwell!— England (@England) October 8, 2018Southgate took the opportunity to bring in a number of young stars, including Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and James Maddison.The Three Lions have already handed Brighton and Hove Albion centre-back Lewis Dunk a first international call-up as well after James Tarkowski suffered an injury setback.last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton voted top Formula One driver for fourth year in a row

first_imgFormula One team bosses have voted Lewis Hamilton as the sport’s top driver for the fourth year in a row but Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas slipped to 10th place in the rankings.The poll, published by on Thursday, put four-time world champion Hamilton far ahead of closest rival Max Verstappen.Bottas, winner of three races this year after joining as now-retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg’s replacement, was listed in 10th place after bosses awarded points according to the regular F1 scoring system.That represented a drop of one place on where Bottas had been with Williams in 2016.Hamilton scored 233 out of a maximum 250, with Red Bull’s Verstappen on 143. Ferrari’s 2017 championship runner-up Sebastian Vettel, also a four-time champion, was third and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo fourth.Force India’s Mexican Sergio Perez dropped out of the top 10 entirely but his French team mate Esteban Ocon made his entry in fifth place, one ahead of McLaren’s double world champion Fernando Alonso.Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Renault’s Carlos Sainz tied in seventh place with Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg a new entry at ninth.last_img read more


first_imgThe South Dakota Highway Patrol says two people died and six others were hospitalized with injuries after a car slammed into a group of people outside of a nursing care facility in Alcester Monday morning.State Highway Patrol spokesman Tony Mangan says the vehicle ran into the group of eight people at the front of the Alcester Care and Rehab Center around 9:30a.m:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………of the vehicle. ;11Mangan says the crash appears to have been accidental when the driver, an 81 year old woman, pulled into the driveway of the center and unintentionally stepped on the gas instead of the brake pedal.That sent the car forward into the group of staff and residents at the front of the building.The names of those involved have not been released and Mangan says some of the injured have been treated and released.last_img read more

Report: Belgium 4 Costa Rica 1

first_imgBelgium 4 Costa Rica 1: Lukaku stars as Red Devils cut loose Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 04:43 6/12/18 romelulukaku - cropped Getty Images Belgium fought back from a goal down in Brussels as Romelu Lukaku inspired a resounding victory over Costa Rica. Romelu Lukaku scored two goals and set up another as Belgium wrapped up their preparations for the World Cup with a resounding 4-1 win over Costa Rica in Brussels.Roberto Martinez’s side conceded for the first time in 2018 but fought back impressively in their final friendly before the tournament, in the process extending their unbeaten run to 19 matches.Costa Rica went ahead at the King Baudouin Stadium when Bryan Ruiz capitalised on a poor clearance from Jan Vertonghen to volley home from the edge of the penalty area. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move However, Dries Mertens grabbed an equaliser from close range before setting up a second for Romelu Lukaku, who volleyed home his team-mate’s cross with his right foot.The Manchester United striker used his head to convert substitute Nacer Chadli’s delivery after the break and then unselfishly set up Michy Batshuayi for the home side’s fourth and final goal.Yet victory potentially came at a cost for Belgium, with Mertens and Eden Hazard both leaving the field with injuries, a worrying sight ahead of their Group G opener against Panama on June 18.Full time | 4-1#REDTOGETHER #BELCRC #WorldCup— Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) June 11, 2018Costa Rica took the lead with their only on-target effort of the first half when Vertonghen inadvertently teed up Ruiz – an unused substitute in the friendlies against Northern Ireland and England – in the 24th minute.The Belgium defender’s header as he back-pedalled towards his own goal dropped kindly to the waiting Ruiz, who sent a low, left-footed volley beyond the diving Thibault Courtois.Los Ticos’ advantage lasted only seven minutes, though. Hazard’s driven low ball from the right zipped across the face of the penalty area paid off to reach the late-arriving Mertens, who provided the finishing touch at the back post.That’s 14 #BEL goals for our nr.14 @dries_mertens14 #REDTOGETHER #BELCRC #WorldCup— Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) June 11, 2018Mertens turned provider for Belgium’s second before the break, sending in a right-wing cross that Lukaku – who had seen an earlier on-target attempt kept out by Keylor Navas’ face – turned home.It was Chadli who provided the centre from the same flank for Lukaku to score his second five minutes into the second half, though he surprisingly passed up the opportunity to grab a hat-trick soon after, instead squaring the ball across for Batshuayi to tap home.Lukaku was withdrawn immediately after the goal by Martinez, who watched Hazard worryingly limp off with 20 minutes to play, spoiling an otherwise solid workout before they head to Russia. read morelast_img read more