Donegal County Council has secured over €1.5m for Unfinished Housing Estates

first_img Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Donegal County Council has secured over €1.5m for Unfinished Housing Developments.The council made 10 applications to government under the Special Resolution Fund Initiative and was awared funding for eight of the applications.The total amount of funding received was €851,101 and this will in turn leverage additional private investment of €680,288.The money will be targeted to principally address infrastructural deficiencies within the developments such as roads and footpaths, water and sewer services, public lighting and amenity or open space areas.The biggest allocation is the the Crest of Wave estate in Bundoran which recieves a total of 325 thousand euro in investment.Other estates to benefit include Ard na Greine, Ardara, Cathedral Hill, Raphoe, Cois na hAbhainn in Malin, Doran Close Bundoran, Gerards Way Carndonagh, Monreagh in Burnfoot and Radharc an Chuian Ramleton.All works funded under this initiative must be fully completed and all monies drawn down from the Department before the end of 2014. By News Highland – May 7, 2014 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications center_img Google+ Pinterest Previous articleMan arrested in Co Tyrone in relation to 1998 car bomb attackNext articleMcMahon & McNamee to miss Tyrone Championship opener News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter Facebook Facebook Donegal County Council has secured over €1.5m for Unfinished Housing Estates News Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

State Farm Expanding Presence in Metro Atlanta

first_img Share Home and auto insurance company State Farm plans to hire about 800 people throughout metro Atlanta.The insurance giant has openings in claims, service and sales support.“We’re looking for folks that are bilingual in Spanish for some of these positions.  The majority of the jobs are going to be entry-level positions, however the hiring is going to include some professional and technical positions,” says spokesman Justin Tomczak.State Farm is expanding its presence in metro Atlanta. WABE’s John Lorinc reports.0:49To help with the process State Farm is holding a job fair at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter on Concourse Parkway next week.The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports State Farm may have plans to shut down operations in some other states and bring those jobs to metro Atlanta.When asked about expansion plans, Tomczak could not confirm the report.“We are growing our presence here in the Atlanta area, which is exciting.  The company is the largest home and auto insurer in the state,” he says.State Farm hopes to have the positions filled within the next six-months.     0:49 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

Michigan transfer answers call from Auburn players

first_imgBlake Countess (24) wraps up Melvin Ray (82) during Auburn’s fall practice Wednesday in Auburn.Blake Countess (24) wraps up Melvin Ray (82) during Auburn’s fall practice Wednesday in Auburn.AUBURN – Blake Countess was close to figuring out where he wanted to play his fifth and final season of college football and then he got a call from Alabama.And another one. And another one. Seemingly before he could put his phone down again he had several people from the 36830 zip code selling him on the idea of moving south to play at Auburn.“Everybody’s been really accepting and that’s a big thing when you transfer,” Countess said. “I’ve only gone through this process once, but if you go somewhere and you’re not really getting along with the guys, that can affect you a lot.”Countess found himself this offseason with a difficult decision to make this summer. The former 2013 first-team, All-Big Ten Conference selection was about to receive his degree from Michigan but also seeing a power change happening in the Wolverines program as Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach.After 30 previous starts for a Big Ten power program, Countess was lined up with the Tigers first-string defensive unit at cornerback during the early media viewing portion of Friday’s practice but says he could move back to safety if the depth chart dictates such a change.“Blake is a guy that gives you a different skill set from he can play inside as a Nickel, can play outside as a corner and also has safety instincts as far as playing the deep ball part of the field,” Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp said. “He seems to be a willing tackler, but a guy that has a lot of experience and is extremely bright.”Countess was one of four fifth-year players to transfer from Michigan in the offseason but denied this week any reports that Harbaugh was going to make him try out for the roster.“That was not my case at all,” Countess said. “Coach Harbaugh did handle things a little differently when he came in, but I think everybody’s case was a little different and that was not my case at all. I wouldn’t know.”The first Auburn recruiting call from the roster came from senior defensive Josh Holsey before Countess even scheduled a visit to the campus. The Tigers coaching staff made it clear to Holsey they were interested in the multi-year starter from Michigan and left it to the players to sell the program.“I pretty much told him he needs to come to Auburn,” Holsey said. “He told me where he was going, and I was like, ‘If you come down here, you’ll have a chance to come in and help us, and have an opportunity to win a national championship,’ compared to where he was thinking of going.”This call could be considered as a bit of a surprise because the 5-foot-11 cornerback didn’t know if he was trying to convince somebody to come into the program who would eventually take a starting spot from him.“We’re really out here for the same common goal, and that’s to win a national championship,” Holsey said. “Whether I’m starting, if he’s starting, if I’m at nickel, if he’s at nickel (because) it just really makes our secondary that much better having somebody with his caliber.”The next player call on Countess’ phone came from a relatively familiar in senior linebacker Kris Frost. Frost and Countess played on the same U.S. Army High School All-American team together and Frost knew immediately how much the former four-star recruit could help the Tigers secondary.“He definitely is someone who was my first point of contact,” Countess said. “I knew he was going to be honest with me.”The calls for help from Holsey sand Frost, along with a potential for maximum playing time in 2015, were the critical decision-making moment for Countess to come to Auburn. He had already heard the selling pitch from Muschamp and other coaches. Countess needed to hear he would be wanted in a place he’d never been before.“Coach (Tavaris Robinson), Coach Muschamp both explained it to me (but) it kinda puts it in perspective when you hear it from a player,” Holsey said. “(Holsey) said: ‘We have a chance to be really good in the secondary, but we have no depth right now. You coming in is going to allow us to do some different things on defense that we really can’t do right now.”In a literal sense this summer Countess answered the call and now everybody associated with the Auburn program figuratively hopes the defensive back can do the same starting with the season opener on Sept. 5 against Louisville.“They had a big need at the position and I felt like I could come in,“ Countess said. “When I came on my visit I really bonded with the guys here and felt like we could do something special.last_img read more

Sideline edge Backdam 2-1 as U-17 soccer competition continues

first_imgAS the BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement Village Anniversary Celebration activities continue, Sideline emerged winners over Backdam in the 2018 Inter-Block soccer competition.The match which was played under floodlights at the BV/Triumph Community Centre ground was a highly competitive match between the two teams and was witnessed by a large crowd from the villages of Beterverwagting and Triumph, as well as neighbouring villages.Sideline and Backdam have a rich history of fierce, but fair rivalry in a variety of sport disciplines, with soccer being the main feature.The match which was very intense throughout, saw striker Tyrice Dennis usher in the first goal with a right-foot whirling kick from approximately 35 yards out from the goal on the right wing. Dennis’ server- whirl-kick hit the upper right corner of the net, leaving Backdam’s goalkeeper stranded in the middle of the goal with no chance of saving. The striker’s high quality goal further excited the already upbeat Sideline supporters and sent the large Backdam followers into a momentary, stunning silence. As if to rub into the wounds of the Backdam supporters, Dennis celebrated his fantastic goal by running and sliding chest down as his teammates compulsively swoop over him.With Sideline completing the first half 1-0, Backdam were keen to bounce back in the second half. However, in the 65th minute, Sideline’s Jerome Robinson took a cross which came from the right wing, as he lurked just left of the centre of the goal, to produce a beauty that pierced the net, just right of the wedged Backdam’s goalkeeper.It was Sideline’s second goal of the evening, and the statement of 2-0, coupled with the clock rapidly approaching 22:00hrs, the course of the night’s events seemed a bit too much for the Backdam supporters, as scores of them trickled through the gate in frustration.Nevertheless, it was young Ian Dooker’s courageous effort that put some respectability to the Backdam block, as he, having received a pass, worked his way through the Sideline’s defence to give an astonishing solid right kick to bore the Sideline’s goalkeeper to the far right of the net and register Backdam’s first goal of the evening.However, it was to be Backdam’s only goal, as with 11 minutes remaining and what seemed like an uphill task for an equaliser, especially in light of Sideline’s never-relenting defensive attitude, the referee closed the curtain on the 90-minute action at 22:18hrs, to record Sideline’s 2-1 victory over Backdam.The BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement senior soccer tournament continues under floodlights today at the Beterverwagting Community Centre ground from 18:00hrs. The first game will feature Sideline opposing Ogle Street, while in the second match Central will engage Backdam.last_img read more

One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs

first_imgOne Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.Katy Perry, who was absent from Sunday’s awards show because of her world tour, matched One Direction for most wins with three.The boy band won also won favorite band, duo or group — pop/rock and favorite album — pop/rock for “Midnight Memories” at the fan-voted show.“This has been a real perfect day … America feels like a second home to us,” Liam Payne said onstage with his band mates when they won the night’s first award. The group released its new album, “Four,” last week.They wore all black as they sang the groove “Night Changes” at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Taylor Swift kicked off the AMAs as a mad woman and man eater by feeding a boy a poisonous apple, holding burning roses and giving crazy eyes during a performance of her song about her dating life according to the media.She was aggressive, grabbing her male dancers by their blazers and singing in character on bended knee when performing her new No. 1 hit, “Blank Space.” She even removed part of her dress to expose a shimmery, leg-revealing gold number.She later received the first-ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence, presented by Diana Ross.“To the fans who went out and bought over a million copies of my last three albums, what you did by going out and investing in music and albums is you’re saying you believe in the same thing I believe in — that music is valuable and that music should be consumed in albums and albums should be consumed as art and appreciated,” said Swift, who recently removed her music from streaming service Spotify.Brantley Gilbert, who won favorite album — country for “Just as I Am,” is on the same label as Swift, Big Machine Records. He also removed him music from Spotify, but declined to discuss the topic when asked about it backstage.“You know tonight for me was about the songs and the fans and I had a blast accepting an award, I’m not so sure I want to chase the question without a safe answer,” he told reporters.Azalea, who was the top nominee with six, performed twice: She hit the stage first for “Fancy” and new single “Beg for It,” later returning to close the show with a steamy Jennifer Lopez for their collaboration, “Booty.”Azalea won favorite album — rap/hip-hop for “The New Classic” and favorite artist — rap/hip-hop.“It means so much to me that it is for best hip-hop because that’s what inspired me to move to America and pursue my dreams, and it’s what helped me when I was a teenager to escape and to get through my life and to better times,” the 24-year-old Australian rapper said, as her mentor T.I. stood beside her. “And it means so much that I can stand here against Eminem and Drake and come out with this.”Ariana Grande also worked double duty Sunday: She took the stage to sing lounge-y, piano-versions of her upbeat hits “Problem” and “Break Free,” following that with a duet of her latest hit, “Love Me Harder,” with the Weeknd. Grande’s older brother jumped up in joy, MAGIC! leader Nasir Atweh sang along and Heidi Klum bopped her head.Grande returned again to sing “Bang Bang” with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J, who kicked off the song in the crowd. She rubbed against Khloe Kardashian, sang closely in front of her boyfriend, R&B singer Luke James, and danced next to Swift and Sam Smith.Smith, who also performed “I’m Not the Only One” with A$AP Rocky, won favorite male artist — pop/rock.“Last year I wrote an album about being lonely and tonight, I couldn’t feel further from lonely, so thank you so much,” he told the crowd after thanking his fans.Mary J. Blige performed “Therapy,” a new song she wrote with Smith, and host Pitbull performed with R&B singer Ne-Yo. Fergie gave a hip-hop flavored performance of her comeback single, “L.A. Love (La La),” while Selena Gomez slowed it down for the emotional “Heart Wants What It Wants.” And Imagine Dragons, who won favorite artist — alternative rock for a second time — performed their new folky single, “I Bet My Life.”Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer won new artist of the year, beating out Azalea, Smith, Meghan Trainor and Bastille. They also performed a cover of the Romantics’ “What I Like About You.”“Being from Sydney, you never think you’re going to win an American Music Award, so it’s the coolest thing ever to us,” band member Ashton Irwin said backstage.Bryan, who introduced a satellite performance from Garth Brooks, took home favorite male artist — country.Perry won single of the year for her No. 1 hit “Dark Horse,” favorite female artist — pop/rock and favorite artist — adult contemporary. Other absent winners included Carrie Underwood, John Legend and Beyonce, who won two awards.The soundtrack for “Frozen,” the year’s top-selling album, won top soundtrack.___Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen contributed to this report.___Online: Mesfin Fekadu at read more

Del Bosque: “The players only think of themselves”

first_img CEST With one more match still to come in Brazil before Spain head home, Del Bosque was very cagey when it came to talking about individuals’ futures. Although he did say that he still has the “same enthusiasm, desire and drive” to continue in his position as manager of la Roja. Vicente Del Bosque has loosely criticised his players ahead of Spain’s final World Cup match against Australia. He wouldn’t be drawn strongly either way on Iker Casillas, Xavi or Xabi Alonso. Sport EN “I am very grateful for my players, I think about all of them, however they only think about themselves. Only themselves.” “Taking the training bib from Cesc was a minor issue,” the 63-year-old said. “One of the teams was numerically inferior to the other in the match, so I decided to change it around. I aked Xabi Alonso for support – it was not big deal. After Saturday’s open training session, a video hit the Internet of la Roja’s boss getting angry with Cesc Fabregas. center_img When he was asked about this incident on Sunday by television channel Cuatro, Del Bosque played down what had happened but still managed to give a blunt response. It has been suggested he favours the Barcelona players, something which, as a former Real Madrid coach, he strongly contests. Upd. at 18:21 “The rest I can accept.” “Football is my big passion and my profession.” “When I see on Madrid website, or a website related to Madrid, that I am a puppet in the hands of the Barca players, that hurts me,” he continued. 22/06/2014 Del Bosque added that some of the criticism has hurt him becasue is has come from so close to home.last_img read more

Getafe 1-5 Real Madrid: Zidane’s men increase the pressure on Barça

first_img Karim Benzema, Isco, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo got the goals against Getafe, who replied late on through Pablo Sarabia, but it could have been a lot more on a comfortable afternoon for Madrid.  When James’ cross came in just before the half hour mark, though, Benzema was able to get on the end of it. His finish wasn’t the cleanest, but it beat Guaita and took the French striker’s tally in La Liga this season to 22 – a personal best.  Real Madrid beat Getafe 5-1 to move within one point of Barcelona, who play against Valencia at Camp Nou on Sunday. It caps off a fine few weeks for Zinedine Zidane’s side, who have progressed to the Champions League semi-final and eaten into Barça’s lead at the top of La Liga – before the Clasico, Luis Enrique’s side were 10 points clear of Los Blancos.  CEST Bale added the third almost immediately after the break. Benzema was again the provider. The Welshman had too much pace for Getafe and latched onto his team-mate’s pass behind their defence, opened up his body and sent the ball back across Guaita.  The second goal came before half-time and Benzema was again involved, although it was more about Isco. The Spain international drove in from the right, shifted the ball to Benzema, who promptly returned it to his team-mate, whose run had carried him into the box. The finish which followed was cool and Madrid were well worth their two goal lead.  It had been almost total domination until that point, but Madrid seemed to ease off once they had a three goal advantage. It almost allowed the hosts to pull a goal back. Keylor Navas saved well from Sarabia, before making another important block from an indirect free-kick, which had been given away after he’d picked up a Marcelo pass.  It looked like that would be that and Ronaldo would miss out on his 31st league goal of the campaign, until a late break allowed Jese Rodriguez to create a tap in for the Portuguese international. Sarabia did eventually get his goal, but Getafe’s moment was short lived, with Madrid going up the other end to add their fourth of the afternoon. Substitute Lucas Vazquez pulled the ball back and James showed fantastic composure to dummy his man and roll the ball home for the goal his performance deserved.  Benzema opened the scoring in the 29th minute, but Madrid could and maybe should have been ahead long before then. Vicente Guaita had saved from Isco and James, while Ronaldo was inches away from getting on the end of a cross which zipped across the six yard line.  16/04/2016 Upd. at 17:55 Sam Marsdenlast_img read more

Champ Christie claims seventh medal

first_imgBy Russell Bennett WEST GIPPSLAND FOOTBALL NETBALL COMPETITION NETBALL REPORT Prior to Monday night, Christie Hillberg was already arguably the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Tragic crash victim was due to be brother’s Best Man

first_imgJohn Gallagher, the young victim of the Barnesmore Gap car crash, was due to be Best Man at his brother’s wedding tomorrow.Instead, his family are gathering in mourning as he is laid to rest today in Killybegs.Mr Gallagher, aged 27, died on Monday night when his car collided with a vacant house on the N15 between Donegal Town and Ballybofey. The Killybegs community was stunned by the tragic events and has united in mourning over John’s death.John’s brother Martin was due to get married this Friday, in a week which should have been a joyous time for the family.John was to be Martin’s Best Man, but in a tragic turn of events, the family will be holding his funeral mass this morning. The wedding has been put on hold.Removal takes place this Thursday morning at 10.30am to St. Mary’s Church, Killybegs for 11am Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Tragic crash victim was due to be brother’s Best Man was last modified: December 10th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more