Two burst water mains affecting parts of Inishowen

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleStudents warned not to sign up for third level accommodation yetNext articleGardai launch Bank Holiday road safety appeal News Highland Facebook Twitter Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Two burst water mains affecting parts of Inishowencenter_img Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – May 27, 2020 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Two burst water mains have left homes and businesses without water in Inishowen today.Repairs are being carried out to restore supply to Maherbeg, Tooban, Burnfoot and surrounding areas.Irish Water say works should be completed in the Maherbeg area by 4 pm this afternoon and by 7 pm in the Tooban and Burnfoot areas. Pinterestlast_img read more

Guru

first_img Previous Article Next Article GuruOn 11 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today This week’s guruYou can’t keep lies under this hatFirst came psychometric testing. Then came graphology (Guru will struggle tolook Mark Childs of Fidelity Investments in the eye after last week’s featurein which a graphologist accused him of being “intellectuallyarrogant”). Now we have the magnetic resonance imaging machine. Researchers in Pennsylvania claim that it is a foolproof way of testinghonesty. Apparently even the coolest liar cannot prevent a rush of blood to apart of the brain called the anterior cingulate gyrus. The magnetic resonanceimaging machine can home in on that brain area and provide better results thana lie detector. Clever chaps at Harvard have cut down the machine to hat size. It has lightssewn into the lining, which emit infrared beams that penetrate the skull andbounce back in patterns that reflect brain activity. If there is a rush of blood, it is a cert that the person is telling porkiesabout their previous employment record, or thinking of Atomic Kitten/GeorgeClooney (delete as applicable). That old Morris dance excuse…Guru has heard some pretty lame excuses to get time off work, but nothingcompares to the employee who asked to be excused to attend an emergency Morrisdancing meeting. The Morris dancer was highlighted in a survey of more than 400 firms byemployment law consultants IRPC, which concludes employers must have policiesin place for dealing with such requests. One firm cites the case of a junior manager who argued that she should swapoffices with a senior colleague because it would enhance the feng shui of theworkplace. Video star wasn’t torn off a strip It’s not fair – when Guru stripped down to his undies at last year’s officeChristmas party he received a severe dressing down from his boss. Yet company director Nathalie Bagnall not only got her kit off during worktime but stunned her staff by starring in her firm’s latest corporate videodressed only in lacy lingerie. The PR director for Manchester-based firm Communique, was cast as a lapdancer during the seven-minute film. Nathalie, 29, said she was a bit nervous to start with, but said there wasno stopping her once the music started. Guru knows the feeling – it was when he got on the dance floor that he losthis inhibitions, as well as his clothes and, according to his boss, hisdignity. Sales talent may be in the blood Thank goodness for discriminatory job adverts. They’ve enabled Guru to fillup plenty of column inches over the years. But rarely does he come across an ad as biased as one doing the rounds inChina. A Shanghai firm recently placed an advert for a sales director thatspecified a certain blood type. It openly stated that it would only employ people with blood type O or Bbecause they are better team players. The personnel manager said, “We feel that people with these blood typesare comparatively more stable and personable – essential qualities all top salestalents should possess.” The Shanghai authorities say companies have the right to set their owncriteria for potential employees. So, when Guru gets round to setting up his long-awaited think tank in theFar East, he’ll appoint staff through a combination of star sign, petownership, food allergies and fondness for the Royal Family. Should generatesome creative synergy. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Annenberg U.S.-China Institute hosts discussion on climate change

first_imgFinamore, the senior strategic director for Asia at the Natural Resources Defense Council, led the panel, which focused on  China’s role in fighting against climate change. The event was held at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Xinruihe Wang, a freshman majoring in communication, said she was shocked to learn all the things China has done to fight climate change. She said China, which has the world’s second largest economy and the world’s largest emitter of carbon gas, is leading a global clean energy revolution. “It’s very clear that every country, every city, every state, every province, every investor, every business, every person needs to jump into the battle, step up their level of ambition and accelerate their effort,” Finamore said. “China has [been] doing more than anybody else to move this new technology a lot,” Finamore said. “I never saw the vehicle industry move so fast. Within weeks, every major automaker had announced new investments, new production facilities, new modelized electric vehicles.” Finamore said that only requiring people to stop burning coal without offering detailed planning is not an effective policy, so NRDC focuses on four provinces in China to help them implement the clean energy locally. “As a Chinese [person], I never paid close attention to this kind of issue, and it’s pretty interesting to hear [Finamore saying] that China actually plays a really important role in saving the planet,” Wang said. “I’m really proud of that.” “China was widely blamed for the failure of the global community to reach a comprehensive climate treaty,” Finamore said. “Yet only a few years later, China was instrumental, along with the United States, in building the momentum of the Paris Agreement.” “It was like living in an airport smoking lounge [when] living in Beijing,” Finamore said. “The public concern soured, and the government realized that something had to be done. So by the end of that year, it had invested $1.7 trillion in air pollution control.” According to Finamore, when China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, its coal-related emissions began to increase dramatically. In 2006, China became the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide. However, China’s coal emissions started to decrease in 2010 when the government realized that industrial exports with high coal emission came at the expense of citizens’ lives, she said. “A little more than 10 years ago, China was already the leading exporter of solar panels, and today nine out of 10 of the largest solar panel manufacturers in the world are Chinese,” Finamore said. “By next year, China will have the four times the solar energy capacity of the United States.” Finamore said that at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, developed countries were tasked with the majority of the responsibility in addressing climate change. But since then, China — considered a developing country — has gradually led the worldwide fight against climate change.center_img “The type of project that China funds is going to play a really important role in determining whether these recipient countries will make their Paris agreements,” Finamore said. “China, in fact, is financing more renewable energy in these countries than anyone else.” Finamore said China took advantage of the opportunity to harness renewable energy in the fight against climate change, and in 2013, China became the world’s largest investor in renewable energy. Environmental expert Barbara Finamore, who has spent nearly 40 years working with global climate policies, spoke about China’s efforts to combat climate change at the Geoffrey Cowan Forum Thursday. (Shaylee Navarro/Daily Trojan) Chengcheng Mei, a first-year graduate student majoring in public policy, asked how students and NGOs like NRDC can make up for the lack of policy analysts and bring attention to policy making. From severe wildfires to rising sea levels, climate change is increasingly impacting the daily lives of people around the world, environmental expert Barbara Finamore told a crowd of about 40 Thursday during an event led by the U.S.-China Institute. Finamore also discussed the importance of China’s role in the electric vehicle market. She said China owns 40% of the world’s electric vehicles and 99% of the world’s electric buses. Finamore has spent nearly 40 years working with environmental policies. She is the founder of NRDC’s China Program, the first clean energy program to be launched by an international non-governmental organizations. She is also the co-founder and president of the China-U.S. Energy Innovation Alliance. Finamore said the NRDC in Beijing has tried to propose mandatory cuts on coal consumption, along with 20 other Chinese institutions. She emphasized the importance of cooperation in the fight against climate change. Finamore said China has also tried to develop green finance — the use of financial instruments to incentivize green initiatives — through Belt and Road Initiative, which was proposed in 2013 by President Xi Jinping. The initiative aims to connect finance and transportation among 70 countries, which comprise 60% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. She also spoke about China’s contributions to the goals listed in the 2015 Paris Agreement for mitigating the effects of climate change as an example.last_img read more

Mediacle maintains tier-1 momentum with LeoVegas partnership

first_img Related Articles LeoVegas demands Spelinspektionen clarifies rules on deposit limits July 13, 2020 Submit Share Strong Q1 opening sees LeoVegas recover lost ground May 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Santosh Jain – MediacleStockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB has become the second industry incumbent to partner with industry full-service marketing agency Mediacle, optimising its localisation capabilities for emerging markets.The agreement will see Mediacle work with LeoVegas marketing teams, optimising campaigns and customer engagement for new markets.A specialist agency in industry marketing and player acquisition strategies, Mediacle offers operators tailored marketing solutions to help expand and scale within new markets, helping incumbents reach out to a wider audience and improve customer segments.This summer, Mediacle confirmed Stockholm-listed multi-brand operator Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) as the first customer of its emerging market services.“We are extremely delighted to offer our services to LeoVegas and I’m confident that we will be able to help them to grow even faster in certain markets”, said Santosh Jain, the CEO of Mediacle Group.“Mediacle has proven its expertise by offering top-class services and support to the prominent B2C brands in the iGaming industry. The addition of LeoVegas to our clientele is a testament to our high-quality services.” Share LeoVegas launches home campaign against the black market May 12, 2020last_img read more

David Joy appointed as Chief Executive of England Golf

first_img24 Jan 2013 David Joy appointed as Chief Executive of England Golf David Joy has been appointed by the Board of England Golf as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer and will take up his role on 22nd April 2013. Since 2005 David has been Director of Derbyshire Sport and will bring with him over 25 years of management experience within national and local sports organisations, more than 12 of which have been as a Chief Executive. Derbyshire Sport is one of England’s larger and more established county sports partnerships where David has managed a large team and led the development and implementation of the Derbyshire plan for sport. As a result the county is well on track with its ambition to become one of the most active and successful sporting counties in England by 2020. Within this role David has directed Derbyshire’s relationships with Sport England, Sports Coach UK and many national governing bodies of sport, including England Golf. Prior to this David spent six years as Chief Executive of Scottish Athletics where he led a modernisation process that resulted in significant increases in membership of the governing body and the creation of a number of long term commercial partnerships. During this time he worked closely with The Scottish Executive, sportscotland, Events Scotland, Health Education Board for Scotland and UK Athletics. David is a keen golfer and until recently was a member of Trentham Park Golf Club. Born in Stoke on Trent David spent the first eight years of his career as a PE teacher and Head of PE before embarking on his sports career with a national development role with English Volleyball. Speaking about his appointment, David said: “This is a really exciting time for amateur golf following the merger of the men’s and women’s game. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to join England Golf and to work with the board, the staff team, the volunteers at national, county and club level and our key partners, as we seek to take advantage of the many opportunities for golf development throughout England.” Nigel Evans, Chair of the England Golf Board commented, “We are delighted that David has agreed to join us. His extensive experience in the governance of sport and working with a variety of stakeholders, including legislative and parliamentary bodies will be extremely valuable. We are looking forward to David using that experience to bring future development and further growth to England Golf.”last_img read more

Man stabs ex-lover, male companion during argument

first_imgThe police are on the hunt for a jilted lover who allegedly stabbed his ex-lover and a man with whom the woman was having an affair on Wednesday at Hururu Mission, Upper Berbice River.Commander of E Division (Linden-Kwakwani), Senior Superintendent Linden LordThe injured woman, 48-year-old Dally Gobin, was stabbed to her left side breast while 40-year-old Leaymond Smith was stabbed to his left side chest. Both of the injured persons are from Hururu Mission, Upper Berbice River.Based on reports received, on the day in question, the now injured duo was imbibing alcohol at Gobin’s house when the suspect showed up without an invitation. This resulted in a heated argument among them.The argument, however, turned into a scuffle and it was at this time that the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt one blow to Gobin. He then turned his attention to Smith and stabbed him once before escaping the scene.After the commotion, neighbours rushed to the aid of the two injured people and they were taken to the Kwakwani Hospital where they were treated and referred to the Linden Hospital Complex where they were admitted in stable conditions.Commander of E Division (Linden-Kwakwani), Senior Superintendent Linden Lord on Thursday told Guyana Times that ranks in his Division have intensified the hunt for the suspect, who is still at large.last_img read more

Bruce Harley’s Minisplit Tips

first_img 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. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Bruce Harley is a Vermont energy consultant and heat-pump specialist. To GBA readers, he is probably best known as the author of the Taunton book, Insulate and Weatherize — one of the best available books on residential energy retrofit work.As the recent Better Buildings By Design conference in Burlington, Vermont, Harley shared a wealth of information on ductless and ducted minisplits. The title of his February 8 presentation was “Real-Life Air Source Heat Pump Performance Testing: Results and Reasons.”Since Harley left his longtime job at Conservation Services Group, he’s been working as an independent consultant. Harley told the audience, “Now 90 percent of my work is related to heat pumps.” Asian manufacturers have developed models for cold climates Until recently, North American homeowners’ opinions of heat pumps were strongly influenced by the unimpressive performance of U.S.-made forced-air units designed for warm climates.Harley explained, “Air-source heat pumps got a lot of bad press in the 1980s. Occupants noticed they cost a lot to run because of the electric-resistance heaters. Back in 2012, when I wanted to install a ductless minisplit at my house in Vermont, a contractor told me, ‘A heat pump won’t heat your house in Vermont. Maybe if you were in Texas in Oklahoma.’”Japanese engineers have revolutionized the market for heat pumps, however, by improving their units’ cold-climate performance. “Ductless split-system heat pumps have been in mass production for 40 years,” Harley noted. “The technology has made steady advances. Now they are optimized for cold weather. It’s a rapidly growing market. Most of these heat pumps do not have an electric-resistance heater. Lots of people are installing one in an existing home with oil heat to offset the high energy bills.” last_img read more

LeBron: Smith comments a shot at Phil Jackson, not Ntilikina

first_imgUN urges countries to stop conflicts during 2018 Winter Olympics QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort James said Saturday after playing in Dallas that Smith should be a Knick. New York took Ntilikina with the No. 8 pick in the June draft, one spot before the Mavericks selected Smith.James said he’s known Smith since the former North Carolina State point guard was 13 or 14 years old and that they had trained together. He knows only a little about Ntilikina, a teenager from France who had played overseas with one of James’ friends from Ohio.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 shutoutLast offseason, Jackson had said the Knicks needed a point guard, either through the draft or free agency, and James figured they could do no better than taking Smith to play with Kristaps Porzingis. He compared his comments to his thoughts that the Cleveland Browns should have drafted quarterback Deshaun Watson with the No. 1 pick, saying that doesn’t mean Myles Garrett won’t become a top defensive player.“Like I said, it’s no shade at Frank. I don’t even know the kid,” James said at the Cavaliers’ shootaround before their game against the Knicks. “I wasn’t even thinking about the kid when I was talking about Dennis Smith. I was thinking about the Knicks organization and Phil Jackson at the time and Dennis Smith’s talent and Porzingis.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) is defended by Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)NEW YORK — LeBron James says his belief that the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr. wasn’t meant to slight Frank Ntilikina, though it was intended as a swipe at Phil Jackson.“Oh yeah, it was definitely a shot at him,” James said Monday. “That’s for sure.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jackson selected Ntilikina, but that was about the last thing he did as team president, as he and the organization parted ways at the end of June. He had angered James during his three years running the Knicks when he referred to James’ friends and business partners as a “posse.”“I’m not a Phil Jackson fan, I think you guys already know that,” James said. “That’s the past. He’s not even here anymore.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters 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 Read Nextlast_img read more

Pune sex workers join Anna Hazare’s stir

first_imgAfter the Dabbawallas in Mumbai, the jail inmates from Karnataka and the transgenders, it is now the turn of sex workers to join the Anna Hazare-led agitation against corruption.More than 300 sex workers from Budhwar Peth from the NGO Kayakalp in Pune took out a procession sporting black ribbons to support Hazare’s campaign.”Who knows more about corruption than us? We are exploited by the cops as well as the clients for no fault of ours. We live in a society that can neither support, nor rehabilitate us. The sex workers are at the bottom of the ladder in India,” said Shanti Wagle, who along with 28 other commercial sex workers have decided travel to Delhi from Pune to join Anna Hazare’s fast for the Jan Lokpal Bill.”We don’t know the details of the Bill, and we don’t want to know. We trust Annaji, he’s provided a ray of hope for all of us,” adds Renuka Rani, a CSW from  Bangalore who has joined Wagle’s group.The group was inspired by the Dabbawallas of Mumbai, who had never taken a single day off in over 120 years.”We have been forced into the flesh trade, and let’s face it, prostitution is as old as humanity, we can’t eradicate it, what we can try to do is reduce the exploitation,” said Renuka.last_img read more

BCE sells AlarmForces western home monitoring customers to Telus

first_imgTORONTO – BCE and Bell Canada formally closed their $182-million purchase of AlarmForce Industries on Friday, and immediately announced that the home monitoring company’s western operations and client base will be sold to Telus Corp.Vancouver-based Telus (TSX:T) will pay about $66.5 million for about 39,000 customer accounts in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan — nearly 40 per cent of the total AlarmForce customer base in Canada.That’s equivalent to what Bell paid, per subscriber, to acquire Toronto-based AlarmForce and its 100,000 customers.Bell said AlarmForce customers — who pay monthly service fees — won’t see an immediate change and that Bell will work with Telus to ensure a smooth transition for the AlarmForce subscribers in the three western provinces.“For the time being, I would say that it’s going to be status quo for quite some time,” Rizwan Jamal, president of Bell Residential and Small Business, said in an interview.But eventually, he said, AlarmForce’s existing customers in the Bell territory will benefit from its investments in new, innovative services as well as the ability to bundle home monitoring with other services, particularly internet.“There is a good synergy between internet and the connected home,” Jamal said.“We continue to invest in our internet network and we’re making big investments in fibre (optic networks). We think this goes hand-in-hand with the connected home of the future.”He said Bell has “taken a couple of cracks” at the home monitoring business in the past but the timing is better now.“We really believe that monitoring is going to be an anchor of the solutions that we’re going to offer in the connected home. We feel (AlarmForce) is going to accelerate our position in that market,” Jamal said.IDC Canada researcher Emily Taylor said communication service providers hope to generate revenue from the proliferation of internet-enabled devices for homes — such as home-assistant speakers introduced to Canada last year.“And I think that’s ultimately why communications service providers across Canada are obviously striving for more ownership and investment in these services,” Taylor said. “More devices (means) more revenue, really.”She added that the connected-home services will help telephone, cable and wireless companies to retain their subscribers and help differentiate themselves from their competitors.Rogers got into the home security business in Ontario years ago and the AlarmForce acquisition is seen as a way for Bell Canada — its competitor in many industry segments — to become a more significant player.Jamal said BCE (TSX:BCE) was willing to sell such a large chunk of the AlarmForce customer base to Telus — a key rival in wireless networks — because most of Bell’s landline residential customer base is east of Saskatchewan.Telus — which has the majority of its residential lines in Alberta and British Columbia — has been quicker to push its home security services than Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B), its biggest competitor in the home market.“Telus has piloted technology in this space for a few years as part of our expanding home solutions services beyond internet, TV, and home phone as more products and services are connected to our network,” the company said in an emailed statement.last_img read more