Construction of new power line to begin in autumn

first_img WhatsApp Construction of new power line to begin in autumn Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder It’s emerged that construction on a major 110 kv power line will begin in Donegal in the autumn, with 63 miles of pylons to be erected from Letterkenny to Gweedore via Binbane and Glenties.A previous application was turned down, but the revised plan was gioven the go ahead last year by An Bord Pleanala, and today’s Donegal News is reporting that construction work will begin in September or October. The latest news is set to dominate a meeting tomorrow of the Gweebarra Conservation Group in Leitirmacaward, where one of the main speakers is set to be a representitive of Donegal Alternative to Pylons. Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist News Facebook By News Highland – June 11, 2010 Facebook Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Twitter Previous articleDeputy McGinley and Senator O’Domhnaill strongly reject expenses claimsNext articleLeak suggests Saville will rule that some Bloody Sunday killings were unlawful News Highland center_img Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Twitter Google+ Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Google+last_img read more

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Eric and Lara Trump Welcome Baby Girl

first_imgThe baby girl has an older brother, one-year-old Luke. Congratulations! Eric and Lara Trump are welcoming their second child, a girl. Carolina Dorothy is President Trump’s ninth grandchild.The President’s son made the announcement on Twitter late Monday night. last_img

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GAA: 14-POINT DEFEAT TO CORK WILL DRIVE US ON, SAYS LACEY

first_imgDONEGAL All-Star Karl Lacey says the county’s 14-point defeat to Cork in the 2009 All-Ireland football quarter-final will drive the county on when they meet on Sunday week at Croke Park.“That was just a horrible day,” said Karl who played that day.“We are miles ahead of what we were then – at least I hope we are. But Cork have improved since then as well. “That’s a game, a day, that’s to forget playing for Donegal. Leaving Croke Park that day was tough to take. We have the chance to put things right.”Lacey, who will make his 100th appearance for the Tir Chonaill men against the Rebels, added: “Now we’re going up with the belief that if we do stick the game plan that Jim (McGuinness) gives us and if you give it your all that you won’t be too far away. That’s a big difference.” GAA: 14-POINT DEFEAT TO CORK WILL DRIVE US ON, SAYS LACEY was last modified: August 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: 14-POINT DEFEAT TO CORK WILL DRIVE US ONSAYS LACEYlast_img read more

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Promoting Constitutional Awareness with Play Your Part Ambassador Sihle Ndaba

first_imgOne of Brand South Africa’s domestic campaigns is the promotion of constitutional awareness, especially targeted at the youth. As such last week Brand South Africa visited Katleho Mpumelelo High School, in the far South of Johannesburg to share information on constitutional awareness. Accompanied by Play Your Part Ambassador, Sihle Ndaba, a multitalented, activist and actress,  who gave great emphasis on the importance of young people knowing their rights and understanding what the country’s constitution has to offer.           “The Constitution is the supreme law of our country – that is why it is essential that we all familiarise ourselves with its contents. It’s our goal that young people know and exercise these rights”, said Sihle in her welcome address to the learners.          The activation was an opportunity to engage learners on what the 16 days of activism campaign is all about and how learners need to  speak up against any form of abuse or violence whether  at home or at school so that they can get help. This is their constitutional right.“These kinds of activations are very important especially towards the festive season to motivate young people to understand their rights and taking care of each other. We are all aware of the social ills that young people face and this was to say to them they are not alone, they have the constitution on their side but everyone has to play their part and be willing to help,”, said Brand South Africa’s Stakeholder Relations Manager Ms Toni Gumede.Follow @PlayYourPartSA #Inspiredbymyconstitution #GetInvolved  to find out which school will be next and also share your thoughts.About Play Your Part:Play Your Part is a nationwide programme created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing. A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates and individuals, NGOs and government, churches and schools, from the young to the not-so-young.  It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.last_img read more

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More funding for infrastructure projects

first_img24 October 2013 South Africa is to channel additional public funding into a number of priority infrastructure projects in the transport, communications and energy sectors, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told Parliament on Wednesday. Presenting his medium term budget policy statement in Cape Town, Gordhan said that billions of rands would be spent on the country’s digital broadcast migration project, rolling out new train coaches, and refurbishing research facilities for nuclear research. As expected, Gordhan allocated additional funding to support the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s procurement of new rolling stock. The agency plans to purchase more than 300 six-car trains over the next decade, with initial deliveries expected in 2015/16. More investment was expected in other areas of transport, Gordhan said. “Under the oversight of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission, the rate of public investment will gather further momentum next year and beyond, supporting social delivery, industrialisation and skills development. “Projects that will get under way soon include a new dam in the Eastern Cape, rehabilitation of the main roadway between the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, and a new coal-fired power station.” The Department of Transport, meanwhile, is reviewing the impact of the country’s taxi recapitalisation programme, and Gordhan said that a portion of the programme’s funding would be delayed until the end of the spending period. The government has prioritised South Africa’s delayed migration from analogue to digital TV signals to improve broadcast quality and accessibility in rural areas while bringing the country in line with international standards. Gordhan said that money would be made available to roll out set-top boxes – for converting digital to analogue signals for older TV sets – to more than 5-million low-income households in preparation for the switch to digital television in 2015. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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ROS roster shakeup ‘hard to accept at first,’ admits Belga

first_imgRead Next “Yung feeling, masakit kasi binuo ito ni coach Yeng as a family. Yung isa isang nawawala, parang sa una, mahirap tanggapin,” he said.(It’s a painful feeling seeing players one-by-one go because the team coach Yeng built was a family and it’s really hard to accept at first.)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSince the team won the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup last season, Rain or Shine has never made it past the quarterfinals, with roster changes abound since Guiao’s departure.But true to the lessons ingrained by their old mentor, Belga said he has no other recourse but to keep doing his job as the Painters hope to finally turn the page for the Elasto Painters and get themselves back to their championship-contending ways. “Sinabi niya nga sa amin na it’s our job,” he shared. “Di namin alam kung saan kami mapupunta, kung bukas makalawa, di mo alam kung nasa anong team ka na. You have to be prepared sa pinakamalupit na mangyayari.”(He told us that it’s our job. We don’t know where we’ll end up, if tomorrow or the other day, we’ll be in another team. You have to be prepared for the worst that can happen.)Belga is bracing for what’s next for his team, sharing that he’s open on whatever path the Rain or Shine management decides to put him on.“It’s their decision if they think they want to trade me. I can’t do anything there and I have no control over that. The only thing I can control is my game. For that matter, it’s going to be the management’s decision,” he said.Belga added he will do his best to keep the Elasto Painters in contention, especially in the season-ending 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PH’s SEA Games campaign gets going Tuesday WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe recent changes in Rain or Shine really hits home for Beau Belga.From coach Yeng Guiao’s departure last season, to trades involving Paul Lee, JR Quiñahan, and now Jeff Chan, the burly big man has been a silent witness as remnants of the old Elasto Painters crew fade away.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Each of us need to adapt to the system. We’re okay. With the new additions, I think we can have a better run this conference,” he said. MOST READ Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View commentslast_img read more

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AWCC: Bohai Bank of China keeps Rebisco PSL-Manila winless

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Jaja Santiago scored eight, while Jovelyn Gonzaga added six for Rebisco which tried to take on the Chinese head-on power for power, something that backfired against the club that is only getting used to playing together.But Tianjin, led by the furious attacks of Yu JunWei who made 18, even had better defense, deflecting seven, while Rebisco could only make one block throughout.The Chinese club also had nine services aces to strike fear among Filipino receivers. Yao Di tossed 41 excellent sets as three other Chinese came up with double-digit performances.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lee retains ONE Atomweight belt; Eustaquio wins by split decision View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 athletes Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gamescenter_img Tianjin, a 10-time club champion in the Chinese League which fell to Hisamitsu Springs, overpowered Rebisco, 25-8, 25-10, 25-9, to bolster its title bid in the Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace here.Rebisco, whose core forms the newly built national team, will take on another powerhouse team in Supreme of Thailand on Monday at the start of the Classification phase.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I believe in this team. I know that we have what it takes to win. But we need to learn more especially in playing in international level,” said national team head coach Francis Vicente.Tianjin went all out for the match, using only its first six to ensure it comes out with full potency, unleashing 44 attacks against only 19 from Rebisco. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — Rebisco PSL-Manila absorbed its third straight defeat, this time at the hands of Tianjin Bohai Bank of China, relegating the Filipinos Saturday to fifth to eighth places in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships here.Despite the hours spent Friday night training specifically in shielding the Chinese missiles, the Filipinos found themselves in the firing line of a Tianjin side determined to pile up points and move up to the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READlast_img read more

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Blown call, Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard FG send Rams to Super Bowl

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Los Angeles cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman committed a blatant interference penalty with a helmet-to-helmet hit on Tommylee Lewis well before the pass arrived inside the 5, forcing the Saints to settle for Wil Lutz’s 31-yard field goal that made it 23-20 with 1:41 left in regulation.“Came to the sideline, looked at the football gods and was like, ‘Thank you,’” Robey-Coleman said. “I got away with one tonight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAfter the no-call, Jared Goff had enough time to lead the Rams down the field for Zuerlein’s tying field goal, a 48-yarder with 15 seconds remaining.New Orleans won the coin toss and got the ball first in overtime. But, with Dante Fowler Jr. in his face and striking his arm, Drew Brees fluttered up a pass that was picked off by John Johnson III, who was able to hang on to the interception while stumbling backward. Johnson hopped up and celebrated by doing the “Choppa Style” dance popularized by New Orleans rapper Choppa, whose namesake song had become a Saints’ rallying cry and was even performed during the halftime show. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Gurley made it 13-10 at halftime on a 6-yard touchdown run just before the intermission.New Orleans restored its double-digit lead on Brees’ 2-yard scoring pass to third-string quarterback Taysom Hill, the first TD catch of the super sub’s career. Goff countered with a 1-yard touchdown toss to Tyler Higbee, setting up a wild fourth quarter.Zuerlein tied the score at 20-all with a 24-yard field goal after McVay passed on a shot at the go-ahead touchdown with fourth-and-goal from inside the 1. A delay of game while lining up for the kick scuttled any thoughts of leaving the offense on the field.BREES’ FUTUREThe 40-year-old Brees made it clear he’s got no plans to retire.“I plan on being here next year and making another run at it,” said Brees, who was denied a shot at adding to the Super Bowl title he won during the 2009 season.He hopes another gut-wrenching loss in the playoffs will spur the team to even greater heights.“Last year really brought us together as a team and strengthened us,” Brees said. “I hope this will too.”INJURY REPORTThe Saints lost tight end Josh Hill to a concussion in the first quarter. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img “Being that it happened right there in front of the person who would be the one to make the call, and everyone in the stands saw it, everyone watching at home on TV saw it, that makes it even more difficult to take,” Brees said. “Because of this, I’m sure there will be a lot of talk about reviewing penalties, perhaps game-changing penalties.”The Rams (15-3) and their 32-year-old coach, Sean McVay, capped a remarkable rise since moving back to Los Angeles three years ago. The team will be appearing in its first Super Bowl since the 2001 season, when the “Greatest Show on Turf” was still in St. Louis.The team hasn’t won an NFL title in Los Angeles since 1951, well before the Super Bowl era. The team moved to St. Louis in 1995, only to return to Southern California two decades later.“Shoot, I don’t even know what day it is,” McVay said. “All I know is we’re NFC champs, baby!”It was another bitter end for the Saints, who lost the previous season in the divisional round on the “Minnesota Miracle” — the Vikings’ long touchdown pass on the final play of the game.This time, New Orleans (14-4) couldn’t hang on to the lead or overcome that officiating mistake.Payton said he talked to the NFL office after the game and was told that Robey-Coleman should have been flagged.“Not only was it interference, it was helmet to helmet,” the coach said. “I don’t know if there was ever a more obvious pass interference.”The Saints were on the verge of blowing out the Rams, scoring on their first three possessions and taking advantage of an interception when Todd Gurley let a pass slip through his hands.Then a fake punt early in the second quarter gave Los Angeles its initial first down of the game. Sparked by that gutsy call, the Rams finally came to life offensively and drove into position for the first of four field goals by Zuerlein. Ageless warrior Los Angeles Rams players celebrate after overtime of the NFL football NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A big comeback. A blown call. And, finally, a booming kick that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl.After rallying from an early 13-0 deficit, the Rams stunned the New Orleans Saints with Greg Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal in overtime for a 26-23 victory in the NFC championship game Sunday — an outcome that might not have been possible without an egregious mistake by the officials in the closing minutes of regulation.ADVERTISEMENT Hill was injured after hauling in a 24-yard pass from Brees. While making the tackle, Los Angeles Rams linebacker Cory Littleton delivered a forearm to Hill’s head.No penalty was called, but Hill staggered off the field to be evaluated by the medical staff. Just before halftime, the Saints announced he was done for the game.The loss of Hill led to a much bigger role in the offense for Garrett Griffin, who spent most of the season on the practice squad. He caught a 5-yard pass for his first career touchdown.UP NEXTThe Rams head to Atlanta in about a week for the Feb. 3 Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. They will face the five-time champion Patriots, who won the AFC title in a game that also went to overtime. New England defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in overtime Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Rams weren’t able to do much offensively, but it didn’t matter. Zuerlein booted through the winning field goal from just inside midfield with plenty of room to spare. The NFL said it the longest game-winning kick in playoff history.“It’s unbelievable, man. I can’t put it into words,” said Goff, who at 24 became the youngest quarterback to win an NFC title. “The defense played the way they did to force it to overtime. The defense gets a pick and Greg makes a 57-yarder to win it. That was good from about 70. Unbelievable.”The Superdome, which had been in uproar all afternoon, suddenly turned eerily silent. It was the first home playoff loss for the Saints with Brees and coach Sean Payton, who and been 6-0 in those games since their pairing began in 2006.This one really hurt.If the pass interference penalty had been called, the Saints could’ve run most of the time off the clock to set up a winning field goal from chip-shot range. A replay was shown over and over on the Superdome’s giant video boards, prompting some fans to toss trash on the field.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Frontline Offer to DHT Is Very Attractive

first_imgzoom After the Board of Directors of crude oil tanker firm DHT Holdings rejected Frontline’s proposal earlier in February, John Fredriksen-controlled tanker owner and operator said that its offer was very attractive.“We believe that our offer to DHT shareholders is highly compelling since it provides a meaningful upfront premium, while also giving all shareholders the opportunity to realize the full benefit of the significant synergies and attractive upside that a combined company would create,” Robert Hvide Macleod, Frontline’s Chief Executive Officer, said.The proposed offer made by Frontline, which represented a 19% premium to the share price of DHT as of closing of January 27, 2017 and 31% premium to the 60 day volume weighted average price, was called “wholly inadequate” by the board of DHT, and not in the best interests of DHT’s shareholders.“Rather than engaging in discussions with Frontline with the aim of achieving the highest possible offer to create maximum shareholder value, the Board of Directors of DHT adopted a one-year shareholder rights plan and has since continued to refuse to enter into any discussions,” Frontline informed.DHT also stated that the proposed offer represented “an opportunistic attempt to acquire DHT at a low point in the cycle, which Frontline finds irrelevant given the all-share offer.”Frontline added that it believes the combination of the two parties “would be better positioned to participate in a market recovery than either company would on a stand-alone basis.”Together with its affiliates, Frontline holds 15.3 million shares of DHT, representing around 16.4% of DHT’s outstanding common stock based upon 93,433,804 common shares outstanding.last_img read more

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Prosecutors Ponzi suspect tried telling wife to hide cash

first_imgBALTIMORE — Prosecutors say a man charged in a $364 million investment scheme planned to tell his wife to drink the “good wine,” stash cash and hide and sell his valuables.The Baltimore Sun reports 53-year-old Kevin Merrill of Towson, Maryland, is accused of trying to show 30-year-old Amanda Merrill a note with the instructions. Prosecutors say he was headed to a jailhouse visit with her when guards found the note in his sock.Prosecutors described the note in conspiracy, obstruction and other charges filed last month against Amanda Merrill. Her attorney declined to comment.U.S. Attorney Robert Hur previously said the scheme entrapped more than 400 victims nationwide. A federal judge had issued a restraining order barring Merrill from selling his sports cars, mansions and designer clothes. He’s pleaded not guilty.___Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more

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