RESIDENTS WIN POTHOLE WAR WITH DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL AS NEW ROAD UPGRADE IS PROMISED

first_imgRESIDENTS of a small East Donegal village have won their battle with Donegal County Council to have their potholed roads fixed once and for all.Motorists and walkers in and around St.Johnston have been driven crazy by more than 300 craters which have made their lives hell for the past two years.Some of the holes are as deep as a foot leading parents to keep their children locked indoors because it was not safe to play outside or walk to friend’s houses. A delegation of residents from the Drumatoland/Castledooey area decided they had enough recently and threatened to sue the council if action was not taken.The fed-up residents had gone to a number of local public representatives who made representations on their behalf.And a recent investigation by donegaldail.com made national headlines when our story was featured on RTE, the BBC and Newstalk radio.Now it has been revealed that the residents battle may soon be over after engineers called to a number of local homes to hear the plight of residents and to examine the roads. And the Donegal County Council employees have promised that action WILL be taken to do away with the ‘road from hell.’As well as many potholes being filled, various stretches of the road are to be completely resurfaced because they are that bad.Chairman of the local resident’s committee Joe Boland said he was delighted the matter looked like it was now being sorted.“We are very happy that the council engineers have called out and it looks like the matter is being addressed once and for all.“We were only looking for what we thought we were entitled to and that was a decent road. “The pictures didn’t lie – we simply couldn’t go on using a road like this. It wasn’t fair on anybody including motorists and young children.“We would like to thank the various public representatives who bothered to try and help us. Hopefully the matter will be sorted soon and our children can enjoy decent roads as the summer arrives,” he said.EndsRESIDENTS WIN POTHOLE WAR WITH DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL AS NEW ROAD UPGRADE IS PROMISED was last modified: April 24th, 2011 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:potholesSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Men’s Golf Concludes Regular Season At ORU Shootout

first_imgThe Bulldogs will have nearly two weeks to prepare for the Missouri Valley Conference Championship set to take place on April 25 through April 26 at Hutchinson, Kan. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs recorded their best round of the tournament, shooting a 306 for a total score of 933 (308-319-306). Drake was just 10 strokes from eighth-place South Dakota and host Oral Roberts. Sophomore Drew Ison shot even par (72), which was the third best round of the day to finish tied for 42nd-place with a score of 231 (78-81-72). Freshman Tommi Avant, who led the team through 36 holes, carded an 80 for a total score of 233 (76-77-80), while senior Blake Huser totaled a 234 (80-78-76). Freshman Jack Kennedy and sophomore Matt Lavery rounded out the team’s effort with a score of 238 (74-83-81) and 243 (82-83-78), respectively. BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – The Drake University men’s golf concluded its regular season on Tuesday and finished in 11th-place at the ORU Shootout. Freshman Arjun Reddy, who played as an individual, also recorded a 243 (80-81-82).last_img read more

Youth councillors set out priorities to Glenties Municipal District

first_imgTwo Donegal Youth Councillors attended the meeting of Glenties Municipal District on Tuesday this week and gave a detailed presentation on the work that they have been involved in over the last 12 months.Roisin Costello and Shauna Doherty outlined details on the priority work programme for the youth council and their priorities include sport recognition for girls, sexual health and education, facilities for young people and body image.Donegal Youth Council is made up of 33 young people from every corner of Donegal including each of the 26 secondary schools and from the different youth clubs and organisations including Foroige and the Donegal Travellers Project. Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiollaEasbuig with Roisin Costello and Shauna DohertyCathaoirleach of Glenties Municipal District Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiollaEasbuig said he was extremely proud to have two more female councillors from the local area attend Glenties Municipal District meeting and he highlighted the importance of encouraging, supporting and facilitating greater female participation in political life.He said that research and experience shows that gender diversity yields better outcomes in political decision-making and greatly improves democratic outcomes.Youth councillors set out priorities to Glenties Municipal District was last modified: November 17th, 2017 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:Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiollaEasbuigDonegal Youth CouncilGlenties Municipal Districtlast_img read more

Humboldt State shortstop Tiffany Hollingsworth named NFCA National Player of the Week

first_imgArcata >> There was plenty of loud contact off the Humboldt State bats during each one of the Jacks’ five games at the Desert Stinger Tournament in Las Vegas last weekend.Some of the loudest was courtesy of one of the Jacks’ mainstays, senior shortstop Tiffany Hollingsworth.On Wednesday, after a big-time start to the 2017 season, she was recognized for it.Hollingsworth became the second HSU softball player to earn recognition for their big opening weekend. One day after senior pitcher …last_img

QZ8501: Fuel slick and wreckage found

first_imgAirAsia moved quickly to offer refunds, the ACCC said. Indonesian authorities claim they have found part of the fuselage of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 that went missing over a week ago with 162 souls aboard.Bambang Soelistyo, chief of the National Search and Rescue Agency said that five large pieces have been detected by sonar. “The biggest piece, measuring 18 metres long and 5.4 metres wide, appeared to be part of the jet’s body,” said Bambang Soelistyo.CNN says one object measures 9.2 x 4.6 x 0.5 meters (30 x 15 x 1.6 feet), a second measures 7.2 x 0.5 meters (24 x 1.6 feet) a third is 18 meters x 5.4 meters (59ft x 17.7ft) and a fourth according to the BBC is 9.8 metres by 1.10 metres (32ft x 3ft).While the A320 would have likely broken up on hitting the water the cabin is just 3.7 meters wide – not 5.4meters. The A320 is 27.5 meters long.Naval experts warn that the Java Sea is littered with wreckage from WW11 and previous claims of the plane being discovered have proved incorrect.Divers have tried to find the wreckage but say that the visibility is zero but conditions ae improving.90 divers from Indonesia and Russia are being deployed.The search for the black boxes has now started with a pinger locator being deployed. So far 37 have been recovered.The Indonesian authorities also say they have discovered a fuel slick from the missing plane.All told there are 30 ships and the same number of planes and helicopters involved in the search. A new 14-page report released by Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency claims weather is a major factor in the crash.QZ8501: OUT OF CONTROLQZ8501: TRUTH FIRST CASUALTYCNN QUOTES AIRLINERATINGSlast_img read more

Facebook on Google Buzz: How Well Does That Friendship Model Work?

first_imgjolie odell The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification While end users are eager to try out Google Buzz for themselves, many of the Web’s largest social properties have expressed a certain amount of fear, uncertainty and doubt about the search giant’s move into the social space.A Facebook rep said that the company is interested to see how Google’s latest product will make the Web more social and more open, but the Facebook team has their concerns about whether Buzz’s friendship model is really all that functional. After a little bit of messing around with the new product today, we can understand their point of view.ReadWriteWeb’s full coverage and analysis of Google Buzz:Live Blog From AnnouncementAnalysis: Open Data StandardsAnalysis: Geo-Social NetworkFacebook & Google BuzzComparison to FriendFeedEnterprise ApplicationsBuzz Hacks & TipsThe Missing FeaturesGoogle Makes Changes to Buzzcenter_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… “We’re supportive of technologies that help make the web more social and the world more open,” a Facebook rep wrote to us today, “and we’re interested to see how Google Buzz progresses over time.”However, the Facebooker had words of warning about Buzz’s hazy friendship model. To offer a brief explanation, Google has taken users’ Gmail inboxes and Google Talk IM contacts and programmatically tried to determine with whom users communicate most frequently. Users can share Buzz posts with the world (and Google search), or they can share privately through their existing Gmail groups or custom-made groups in Buzz. For more detail, take a look at this demo video: Tags:#Facebook#Google#web Google Buzz seems to involve an asymmetric follower/friend model, but we’re not completely sure how friendships and shared posts will work. As our Facebooker wrote, “The continued growth of the social web will be determined by people and personal relationships. The people that you email and chat with the most may not be your closest friends or the people that you want to share and connect with.“We can definitely understand this point of view. Some folks rarely use Gmail to communicate with their closest friends and family members because they see them in person or use other networks to get in touch. On the flip side of that coin, as more of us are using Gmail for work communication, it might be irrelevant or overly personal to follow and share with professional contacts.All in all, one of our biggest concerns about Buzz adoption (being able to play nicely with existing social apps) carries over into this part of the conversation, as well: In addition to creating “best guesses” for who to friend and follow using Gmail & Google Talk, why doesn’t Google simply use Twitter OAuth and Facebook Connect to import existing friendships?What do you think? Will Google Buzz’s friendship model work? Or does Facebook have a point about having carefully user-approved friendships online?last_img read more

Box CEO Aaron Levie On The Uncertain Landscape Of Enterprise Software [Video]

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#Aaron Levie#Box#cloud storage#ReadWrite Mix#ReadWrite Mix#startups nick statt Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Last Wednesday, ReadWrite Editor-in-in-Chief Dan Lyons sat down with 27-year-old Box CEO Aaron Levie to discuss the complex market of enterprise cloud technology in the third ReadWrite Mix event in San Francisco.Lyons and Levie touched on a wide array of subjects, from sly stabs at Microsoft to how Box grew from a dorm room project to the forefront of cloud storage and collaboration. Levie also shared some of his wisdom on how to outmaneuver the competition, understand the early mover conundrum and keep delivering better technology. This 2:48 video touches on the uncertainties facing enterprise software companies like Box, as well as the opportunities that lay ahead in a market where, as Levie says, it’s not clear where one service starts and another service stops.  Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

Neymar dazzles as Barcelona down Juventus

first_imgView comments Neymar had kept the guessing game about his future bubbling away after posting a picture of himself looking pensive on Instagram on Friday.But there was little to suggest that the charismatic striker is overwhelmed by the transfer saga as he produced a bewitching performance in front of a sell-out 82,104 crowd at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Brazilian broke clear after only four minutes but saw a tame shot from near the edge of the area drift away from the goal.Barcelona, with Lionel Messi starting, looked by far the more threatening of the two teams with Aleix Vidal and Messi both drawing early blocks from the Juventus defence. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Barcelona rang the changes at half-time, withdrawing all but two of their starting line-up, Neymar exiting for Sergi Roberto and Arda Turan replacing Messi. Juventus also made a raft of substitutions which led to the introduction of Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Douglas Costa amongst others.The changes immediately gave Juve a sharper attacking edge and Dybala was quick to test Adria Ortola with a rasping shot on 62 minutes that was turned around for a corner.From the ensuing setpiece, Giorgio Chiellini nodded home Dybala’s cross to make it 2-1.However it was Barcelona who finished the stronger of the two sides, with Luis Suarez repeatedly threatening to extend the Spanish side’s lead.Man of the moment Neymar departed the stadium without addressing reporters, while Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde could only repeat his desire to keep the Brazilian.“We want Neymar to be with us,” Valverde said. “We know his value on the pitch and what he brings to the locker room.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Chris Weidman tops Kelvin Gastelum in UFC college homecoming Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim At the other end Mario Mandzukic might have given Juve the lead on 14 minutes but his header from a Stefano Sturaro cross went wide.The Italians were made to rue Mandzukic’s profligacy a minute later when Neymar fired the Catalans into the lead, playing a clever one-two with Paco Alcacer and drilling his finish past Gianluigi Buffon.Nine minutes later and Neymar grabbed his second, picking his way through a static Juventus defence before burying a low shot beyond Buffon once more.Neymar might have had a hat-trick three minutes from half-time, when Messi floated a delightful pass in behind the Juve defence for the Brazilian.Buffon on this occasion was equal to the challenge however and blocked safely.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (R) and is teammate Brazilian forward Neymar warmp up before the International Champions Cup (ICC) match between Juventus FC and FC Barcelona, at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on July 22, 2017.FC Barcelona defeated Juventus 2-1. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADNeymar gave Barcelona fans a dazzling reminder of what they could be about to lose on Saturday, scoring twice as the Spanish giants defeated Juventus 2-1 in a pre-season friendly.The 25-year-old Brazilian superstar is at the centre of frenzied speculation linking him to a gargantuan, world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Rafael Nadal confident arriving in Madrid despite disappointing run

first_imgThat year, Nadal was coming off a series of injuries and ended not reaching the final of either tournament. He also didn’t win the title in Madrid, Rome and the French Open, dropping out of the top five in the rankings for the first time in a decade.Now things are different, though. Despite the disappointing results, the second-ranked Nadal says there is no reason for concern.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“My confidence is back,” Nadal said after the semifinal loss to Dominic Thiem in Barcelona, which ended his run of three straight titles in the tournament. “I really believe that I made very good improvements to create a good base to try to achieve my goals during the next couple of weeks.”Nadal will be trying to win his third straight French Open title — and 12th overall — at Roland Garros in June. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Austria’s Dominic Thiem during their semifinal match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Rafael Nadal hadn’t started the clay-court season with these many setbacks in four years.Not since 2015 had Nadal arrived at the Madrid Open without having won a title either in Monte Carlo or in Barcelona, the tournaments that mark the start of clay swing in Europe.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 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 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid He lost to Fabio Fognini in the semifinals at Monte Carlo, where he also had won three titles in a row. The only other time Nadal hadn’t won either in Monte Carlo or in Barcelona was in 2014.“Against Fognini I played the worst match probably in 14 years on clay. (Against Thiem) I played a good match. I was competitive and I enjoyed the match. I really felt competitive for the first time in a way that I want to feel myself. I am happy and I am confident that I made a big improvement.”The 17-time Grand Slam winner has won a clay-court title in each of the last 15 seasons. He is an eight-time finalist in Madrid, with his last of five titles coming in 2017. He was defeated by Thiem in the quarterfinals last year.Nadal will start this year’s campaign against the winner of the match between young Canadians Felix Auger-Aliassime or Denis Shapovalov, a semifinalist last year. Auger-Aliassime is one of the sensations on tour this season, having reached the final in Rio and the semifinals in Miami.The other half of the Madrid draw has top-seeded Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who will be making his return to clay-court tournaments after two seasons. The 37-year-old Federer, a three-time champion in Madrid, is preparing to make his first French Open appearance since 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Rookie France Ronquillo gives FEU lift in Final Fourcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Federer hasn’t played on clay since Rome in 2016, but is looking for his third title of the season to add to his triumphs in Dubai and Miami. The only other player with two titles this season is Thiem, who beat Federer in the Indian Wells final. Federer and Thiem could meet in the quarterfinals in Madrid.The defending champion in Madrid is Alexander Zverev, the German who did not drop his serve in his winning campaign last year. He will start this year’s tournament against David Ferrer, the veteran Spaniard who is retiring following the tournament in Madrid.Petra Kvitova will defend her title in the women’s side. The second-seeded Czech is a three-time champion in Madrid and the tournament’s most successful women’s player with 27 wins and six losses. Naomi Osaka is the top-seed player this year in Madrid.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

Filoil: JRU snaps 3-game skid, tops EAC

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The Heavy Bombers snapped their three-game slide to get to a 1-3 record, tying the Generals for the seventh spot.Agem Miranda lit up for 25 points while tallying four steals to lead JRU while Louise Delos Santos and Ry Dela Rosa had 16 and 14 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsJRU head coach Louie Gonzalez said he didn’t expect this kind of win from his team especially with the Heavy Bombers going into a transition period.“I never thought that we could pull this kind of win because if you noticed we’re still on the process,” said Gonzalez, who replaced Vergel Meneses back in late April, in Filipino. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. South Korea scraps joint Olympic hockey team with North Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ “It’s the lifestyle we want to check because we want to teach the players how to become elite athletes.”Chester Carlos led the Generals with 17 points while JC Luciano finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists. MANILA, Philippines—Jose Rizal University notched its first win after beating Emilio Aguinaldo College, 84-79, in Group B of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Thursday at the competition’s namesake arena in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View commentslast_img read more