25 May

Flood relief depot fills seven skips with unusable “donations”

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Previous article3,054 patients awaiting beds at LUH so far in 2017Next articleMeteorologists forecast more extreme weather events News Highland Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – September 4, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Flood relief depot fills seven skips with unusable “donations” It’s emerged that seven skips of clothing and other items had to be dispopsed of last week by the Buncrana Flood Relief Depot, because the items were not fit for use.Susan Farren from the depot told Greg on the Ten to One Show today that much of the unfit material arrived on a lorry sent up from Cork.She says while the vast majority of donations have been vitally important, some of the clothing received in particular has been disgusting.She says sorting through that material has used up valuable time and resources……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/susanfarren.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

19 Sep

Cricket News Lasith Malinga appointed captain for New Zealand series, Niroshan Dickwella vice-captain

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: For the last couple of seasons, Lasith Malinga has not featured in the Sri Lanka national cricket team on a regular basis. Continued injury concerns, especially in his knees and lack of form have resulted in Malinga getting sidelined from national duties for a considerable amount of time. However, in dramatic style, Malinga has been appointed captain of the Sri Lanka team for the ODI and Twenty20 International series that will be played in New Zealand. For the veteran, this gives him one last chance to prove his mettle ahead of the 2019 World Cup in England, which could be his last.Malinga only returned to international cricket in September 2018 in the Asia Cup tournament held in the UAE. He impressed on his return with figures of 4/23 against Bangladesh. He bowled in excess of 140 kmph for most of the time and he looked in good rhythm. Against England in Dambulla, he picked up 5/44 and showed glimpses of his past prowess where he could bowl yorkers at will in the death overs.Read More | Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team undone by too much greenMalinga’s elevation comes at a time when Sri Lanka are suffering a massive downturn in ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals. They have not won a bilateral series in the whole year and suffered a 3-1 series loss to England recently. Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews have both been axed as skippers and with both players suffering from lack of confidence and form, Malinga has been chosen as the skipper.It was under Malinga that Sri Lanka achieved their last victory in a major ICC event. In the 2014 World T20 held in Bangladesh, Malinga took over the captaincy after Chandimal had suffered a slump in his confidence and in his batting. He led the side and helped Sri Lanka beat India in the final of the World T20 to win the title for the first time.Read More | Bangladesh clinch ODI series against West IndiesSri Lanka are currently playing a two-Test series against New Zealand. After that, there will be a three-match ODI series which will begin on January 3, followed by a one-off T20I on 11 January.Sri Lanka ODI and T20I squadLasith Malinga (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Angelo Mathews, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Asela Gunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara last_img read more

29 Dec


first_imgDDTV is proud to bring you a video tribute to Bridie Gallagher, put together by John O’Donnell. It is very special, featuring pictures of Bridie and of course her wonderful music.But it is a special scenery tribute, taking in many areas and views around her native Creeslough and surrounding area.Requiem Mass will be celebrated in Belfast this morning before Bridie completes her final journey home to Donegal for burial.With thanks to John O’Donnell.  DDTV: A VIDEO TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT BRIDIE GALLAGHER was last modified: January 11th, 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:DDTV: A VIDEO TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT BRIDIE GALLAGHERlast_img read more

20 Dec

Mariners walk off in ninth, A’s clinch day has awkward ending

first_imgSEATTLE — Liam Hendriks gave up the lead with two outs in the bottom of the ninth after a single and two wild pitches advanced Mallex Smith to third base and Shed Long hit an RBI single. Crawford walked it off to give the Mariners the 4-3 win and the A’s their 30th blown save.The A’s had already clinched a wild card spot with the Cleveland Indians’ loss to the Washington Nationals prior to first pitch in Seattle. They are now tied for home field advantage with Tampa Bay.Matt Olson hit a …last_img read more

18 Dec

Incentives for Mandela Bay investors

first_img15 October 2012 Potential investors have been given a boost by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in the Eastern Cape, which is offering discounted rates, electricity and services for companies that bring new investments to Port Elizabeth. “The municipality’s relatively new investment incentive policy means new or expanding businesses could also benefit from rental subsidies, or a discounted rate for the use of municipal land and buildings,” the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) said in a statement last week. The incentives were announced by Mayor Zanoxolo Wayile, who handed over a RI-million cheque to the Discovery Health Port Elizabeth office last week to reward the company for investing in the city and creating 336 jobs. Discovery was subjected to a strict criteria evaluation, which meant it had to have created a minimum of 50 jobs and brought capital investment of at least R10-million to the Bay. The company will receive an additional R2-million over the next two years, according to the CDC. Discovery Holdings executive director Ayanda Ntsaluba said it hoped to use the money for staff training and other ventures in partnership with the municipality. Wayile hailed the investment, saying it was a shining example of what could be achieved when government and the private sector worked together towards the same objective. “In spite of the many challenges that continue to confront us, government has the responsibility to create an enabling environment for business to thrive, while the private sector is expected to help create jobs,” Wayile said. “This means that there needs to be a strong partnership between government and the private sector when dealing with unemployment challenges. In seeking to regulate such partnerships, the municipality adopted an incentives policy. The policy focuses specifically on attracting additional investments from new and existing investors by offering predetermined incentives.” Wayile said investment incentives were mainly aimed at lowering the costs of setting up business in the Bay, thus creating an attractive trade and investment environment. “The incentives form part of a larger package of investment tools which are used by the municipality to positively influence the local economy, and to generate and enhance municipal revenue,” he said. Some of the other incentives include: joint funding of feasibility studies and business plan development; a rebate on municipal building plan approval costs for approved investments; and skills development and training to employees of new investments. The metro’s trade and investment director, Anele Qaba, said that after studying the municipality’s budget, the maximum discount they could offer on rates, electricity and services was R1-million. “The discount depends on the multitude of investments brought to the metro. But we have capped the discount at R1-million,” he said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

17 Dec

Google Real-Time Search Is Now Live

first_imgGoogle turned on real-time search on its main site this morning with little fanfare, after a huge announcement and demo earlier this week. Go to google.com and search for a news query (Obama Nobel will work) or for something like “marshallk on twitter” and you’ll see a live streaming section of the page displaying messages from Twitter, newly updated web pages and other real-time information.Yahoo! announced its integration of Twitter alone in its search results today, but it’s buried in obscure parts of the site and isn’t based on access to the full Twitter fire hose. Google’s implementation is much better than what Yahoo! or Bing are doing and is going to introduce millions of people to the concept of real-time search for the first time. As we wrote on Monday: The new type of results are well-integrated, unobtrusive, diverse in contents and formatted simply. It appears to be a job very well done.The new Google Real-Time Search includes far more than just Twitter results. In addition to newly updated web pages it will also include updates from users of MySpace, Facebook, open-source Twitter alternative Identi.ca and more.As we wrote in our recent research report on the real-time web and its future, Google was already quite strong on real-time search with the addition of Google News results and timely Google Suggest items to the search experience. Google has been working on real-time search for years. In the spring of 2006, the story goes, Google launched Google Finance onto the Web and was promptly dismayed to find that the service didn’t appear in a Google search for its own name later that day. It was after that, and a few other similar experiences, that Google engineers created an algorithm called QDF, or Query Deserves Freshness. QDF determines when results for a query need to be augmented with the newest content available, in addition to the content with the highest PageRank. The inclusion of this type of real-time search result into the Google results page could be of comparable significance to the addition of news, videos and images via the OneBox program in 2006. Thanks to Bob Ngu on Twitter for the heads up that this was live. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#NYT#Real-Time Web#web Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

30 Nov

Gilas arrives in Japan ahead of Fiba World Cup qualifier

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READ Reyes is expected to name the final 12-man roster on Thursday. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Naturalized center Andray Blatche, four-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, and lead guard Jayson Castro lead the 15-man pool.Joining the three are veteran national team members Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva, and Japeth Aguilar, together with Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kevin Alas, sophomores Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Mac Belo, and Carl Bryan Cruz, and rookie Kiefer Ravena.Terrence Romeo missed the trip due to a knee injury.The duel between Gilas and Japan will be held at Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Gymnasium in Tokyo.The team, then, flies back home to host Chinese Taipei on Nov. 27 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA CONTRIBUTED PHOTOGilas Pilipinas on Tuesday arrived in Tokyo, Japan for the Fiba World Cup qualifying.National team coach Chot Reyes snapped a photo of the squad on his Instagram account. Gilas takes on Japan on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “Touchdown Tokyo #gilasWCQ,” he wrote. 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 Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kobe Bryant shares which university he would have chosen for college View commentslast_img read more

27 Nov

Steve Kerr: It’s ‘feasible’ Kevin Durant may play after 1 practice

first_imgGolden State Warriors Kevin Durant watches during basketball practice at the NBA Finals in Toronto, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Tuesday is the next telltale day in Golden State star Kevin Durant’s recovery process from a calf injury.The Warriors are scheduled to arrive home from Toronto early Monday and will get the rest of the day off. Practice resumes Tuesday, and what happens then will determine if Durant plays in Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win02:42PH 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 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too “Pointing out some X’s and O’s type of stuff,” Curry said. “But moreso when you see him putting time in trying to get healthy, trying to get back out on the floor as soon as possible, that’s motivation for sure. We’re all in this together. We’ve said it for the entire year. He’s exemplifying that with his presence in the locker room here.”There is only one practice before Game 3, and if Durant can’t play on Wednesday there would be only one practice before Game 4 on Friday. Kerr said Durant may need only one full workout to get ready.“It’s feasible,” Kerr said.Behind a collective effort, the Warriors tied the NBA Finals after a 109-104 win in Game 2.Klay Thompson scored a team-high 25 points before leaving the game early in the fourth quarter with a left hamstring injury while Steph Curry bucked a poor start to add 23 points.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Klay Thompson says ‘he’ll be fine’ after pulling hamstring in Warriors’ Game 2 win ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Warriors coach Steve Kerr has said Durant won’t play until he practices. He revealed Sunday that the team’s medical staff has not yet given clearance to the 2017 and 2018 Finals MVP for a return to those workouts.“It’s really a day-to-day thing,” Kerr said at the Warriors’ shootaround practice before Game 2 of the finals. “If we had a crystal ball, we would have known a long time ago what we were dealing with. But it’s just an injury (where) there’s been a lot of gray area. So, literally, it’s just day-to-day and how the progress is coming. And at this point he’s still not ready.”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, logisticsDurant was injured in Game 5 of the Warriors’ Western Conference semifinal matchup against the Houston Rockets. He hasn’t played since, and Game 2 of the finals is the seventh consecutive game in which the two-time defending NBA champions would be without Durant.Durant traveled with the Warriors to Toronto, largely so he could work uninterrupted with the team’s medical staff. He has also been a voice inside the locker room, fellow Warriors star Stephen Curry said. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View commentslast_img read more

7 Nov

South Queensland Sharks claim Golden Boot

first_imgThe South Queensland Sharks have reclaimed the Golden Boot over arch-rivals, the Sydney Mets. The Scorpions teams had a wonderful tournament finishing in 3rd place.1st – South Queensland Sharks (74)2nd – Sydney Mets (69)3rd – Scorpions (64)Click on the attachment for full results.Related Fileschampion_permit-pdflast_img

28 Oct

9 months agoOkazaki frustrated with Leicester as Huddersfield circle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Okazaki frustrated with Leicester as Huddersfield circleby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveShinji Okazaki says he is waiting on Leicester City to decide his future.The 32-year-old has expressed his displeasure at his lack of playing time this season and believes it might be time to part ways with the club.”It’s up to Leicester. Right now, I don’t know whether they need me or not,” Okazaki told Japanese press after the 2-1 loss to the Saints. “Of course, (playing for) a team that wants me would be ideal.”I can’t feel satisfied as a player. After three-and-a-half years, maybe it’s time to move on. I have no intention of quarrelling with the team, but I will make my feelings known.”Huddersfield have reportedly had a bid rejected for the forward. last_img read more