The new Newcastle is going for the greats

first_imgThe television channel points out that lThe new owners of the club want to command the team a coach with more name than Steve Bruce, who currently holds the position. And among the four Pochettino seems to take advantage. According to ESPN, the former Tottenham coach, since November without a team, is the number one candidate. Allegri is also free. Juventus was his last team, after he announced in May 2019 that he was going to take a gap year.Newcastle’s new owners are working to attract great players and the urgent priority is to sign a striker. Great players like Edison Cavani are on the transfer schedule. According to ESPN, the new owners they have contacted the agents of Dries Mertens of Naples; Cavani, from PSG; and Wiliam, from Chelsea.The new owners believe that they can put together an offer and a project to appeal to any of their goals, like Everton did with Carlo Ancelotti. The procedures for the sale of the club are underway after this Monday, Mike Ashley, until now the owner of the club, and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia formalized the agreement. The change of ownership of Newcastle and the announced acquisition of it by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia It will place the new Newcastle as the richest club in the Premier League. And under such a condition The new Newcastle is heading to lead a revolution in the club in a big way … And going for the big ones.The first names have already come to the fore. For the manager position generateThe club highlights renowned professionals such as Massimiliano Allegri, Mauricio Pochettino, Rafa Benítez and Lucien Favre, although Pochettino appears as the best placed. As a great goal for the team, the signing of Edison Cavani, from PSG, which ends contract with the French club in June, as announced ESPN.last_img read more

Newly-recruited Foreign Service Officers conclude orientation programme

first_imgThe Foreign Affairs Ministry concluded a five-day orientation programme for newly-recruited Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) on Friday at the Roraima Duke Lodge in Kingston, Georgetown.Director of the Foreign Service Institute, Ambassador Ronald Austin (front centre) with the newly-recruited FSOsEach day, senior officials from the Ministry as well as national diplomats, among others, delivered a series of presentations to enrich each FSO’s understanding of Guyana’s foreign policy, the Ministry’s mission and responsibilities, diplomatic protocol and etiquette, among other topics.Director of the Foreign Service Institute, Ambassador Ronald Austin, noted that “it was a very important exercise in that it was an opportunity for the officers to acquire knowledge of diplomacy.Over the past week, new recruits to the Ministry gained a better understanding in areas such as economic diplomacy, the culture of different nations, the changing international environment and knowledge on how they should conduct themselves.”Furthermore, according to one FSO, “The orientation programme gave us a chance to seek clarity on questions we had since starting our jobs at the Ministry. When we return to work, we can apply what we learned…”last_img read more

Paris’s emblematic Champs Elysees, place of jubilation

first_img0Shares0000The emblematic avenue rapidly filled to capacity on Sunday as Parisians revelled in France’s second World Cup victory. More than a million people invaded the broad thoroughfare on July 12, 1998, after France clinched the trophy on home soil © AFP / Eric FEFERBERGPARIS, France, Jul 13 – The Champs Elysees avenue is the beating heart of Paris, a magnet for millions of tourists but also a place of mass gathering when the French want to celebrate.The emblematic avenue rapidly filled to capacity on Sunday as Parisians revelled in France’s second World Cup victory. More than a million people invaded the broad thoroughfare on July 12, 1998, after France clinched the trophy on home soil. The next day the world champions were driven down the avenue in a double-decker bus, although the crowds prevented them from going right up to the famous Arc de Triomphe.– Elegant city stage –As cherished by tourists as the Eiffel Tower just across the River Seine, the elegant avenue stretching for two kilometres (more than a mile) from the Arc de Triomphe down to Concorde Square was first laid out in 1670.Tens of thousands of people daily throng the tree-lined artery which is home to luxury boutiques, chain stores, cafes, cinemas and high-end offices.The Obelisk of Luxor at Concorde Square, the Tuileries Garden and the Louvre Museum are all visible from what is dubbed “the most beautiful avenue in the world”.On Saturday the avenue hosted the traditional military parade for France’s July 14 national holiday, Bastille Day © AFP / Ludovic MARINEvery year it hosts major popular events like the traditional military parade on July 14, the Bastille Day national holiday — which this year fell on the eve of the World Cup triumph.The Champs Elysees is also the finish line for the world’s toughest cycling race, the Tour de France, and hundreds of thousands of Parisians and tourists gather there to see in the New Year.– A role in history –Once fields and fallow land, the avenue started to take shape when Louis XIV’s city planner Jean-Baptiste Colbert first linked the Louvre to the Tuileries Garden in the mid-17th century.The name is French for Elysian Fields, the paradise for dead heroes in Greek mythology.During the French Revolution in 1789 an angry mob set off from the avenue to march on Versailles, Louis XVI’s opulent retreat.Four years later he would be guillotined at the Place de la Revolution, which would be renamed Concorde after the July Revolution of 1830.After Napoleon I elected to have the Arc de Triomphe built at the avenue’s apex to celebrate his military successes, Baron Haussmann, architect of the transformation of Paris under Napoleon III, effected a stylish revamp.General Charles de Gaulle celebrated the August 25, 1944, liberation of Paris from Nazi Germany on the Champs-Elysees © AFP/FileFrench soldiers paraded there for the first time in July 1915 and it was also the site chosen by General Charles de Gaulle to celebrate the August 25, 1944, liberation of Paris from Nazi Germany.– Inspirational –The mythic avenue has been the subject of songs and films, inspiring Jean-Luc Godard’s legendary new wave film “A Bout de Souffle” (“Breathless”) in 1960.Among the rich and famous who have lived on the Champs Elysees are French actress Sarah Bernhardt, US president Thomas Jefferson and French president Raymond Poincare.– Scene of attacks –The internationally known landmark as also been the scene of modern-day attacks.On Bastille Day in 2002, president Jacques Chirac survived an assassination attempt on the avenue by a rightwing extremist who fired off one shot from a rifle hidden in a guitar case before bystanders wrestled him to the ground.And in April 2017 a man claiming allegiance to the jihadist Islamic State group shot and killed a police officer on the avenue.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

3 things we learned from Liverpool v Roma

first_imgSublime SalahMohamed Salah ripped apart his former club with two goals and two assists as Liverpool beat Roma 5-2© AFP Oli SCARFFAsked if Roma would be able to subdue Mohamed Salah, Jurgen Klopp had hinted the Italians might resort to kicking his Egypt star, but the Liverpool manager need not have worried as they never got close enough to leave a scratch on the man of the moment.Salah left Roma to join Liverpool last year in a £34 million ($47 million) deal that now looks an absolute bargain after an incredible first season saw him voted PFA Player of the Year.Individual honours are fine, but Salah wants a Champions League winners’ medal and he remains on course after demolishing his old club.Teed up inside the Roma area in the 36th minute, Salah was coolness personified as he curled his strike into the top corner. Salah’s majestic effort made him the first Liverpool player to score in 33 different matches in a single season, surpassing the mark set by Anfield icon Ian Rush.More importantly, it left Roma in ruins and Salah delivered a hammer blow in first-half stoppage-time when he sprinted through a huge hole in the Italian defence to score again with a deft finish.He has scored 43 times in 47 appearances as he chases Rush’s Liverpool singe-season record of 47 goals in all competitions. Having scored two and with Rush watching from the stands, Salah finished with a flourish as his passes allowed Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to net after the break.Naive RomaRoma goalkeeper Alisson constantly had Liverpool forwards flooding towards him as his defence vacated Anfield© AFP Oli SCARFFEmboldened by his side’s stunning victory over Barcelona in the quarter-finals, Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco had made it clear he wasn’t coming to Anfield just to frustrate Liverpool.“They have to do well to force us deep,” he insisted on Monday. But at the end of a chastening 90 minutes, Di Francesco was left to rue his words as Liverpool ruthlessly exploited the visitors’ defensive weakness and tactical naivety.Roma arrived without a clean sheet in their last 26 away Champions League matches, the second longest run in the competition’s history, and it was easy to see why as Liverpool carved through them time and again.It didn’t help that Di Francesco asked his defenders to deploy a high defensive line. They lacked the mobility to cover the space that left and Salah and Mane gleefully exploited the holes with their pace and movement.And yet Roma will feel all is not lost after late goals from Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti. They staged one of the Champions League’s greatest comebacks to reach the semi-finals, overturning a 4-1 first-leg deficit to eliminate Barcelona with a 3-0 victory in the return leg at the Stadio Olimpico.Another epic escape act seems improbable, but can’t be ruled out if Di Francesco gets his tactics right in Rome.Wall of soundThe Liverpool fans were in fine voice as they roared their team to a famous win© AFP Oli SCARFFAware of the damage done to Liverpool’s image by the supporters who threw missiles at Manchester City’s team bus before the quarter-final first leg, Klopp had asked fans to show respect to Roma.A large police presence and strategic road closures ensured Klopp’s plea was followed as Roma arrived without coming under attack. That was as welcoming as it got for the Italians however.Anfield is always at its best on European nights and the famous Kop End generated a deafening wall of sound from the moment the club’s “You’ll never walk alone” anthem was belted out before kick-off. Roma wilted in the cauldron of noise and Liverpool took full advantage to move to the brink of a first Champions League final since 2007.Liverpool’s fans provided a valuable edge inside the stadium. But worryingly, police were probing a “serious assault” outside the stadium that left a fan injured after clashes between Liverpool and Roma supporters that could lead to revenge attacks when the teams meet in the second leg.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mohamed Salah clinically dinked in his second goal on the stroke of half-time© AFP Filippo MONTEFORTELIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 24 – Liverpool beat Roma 5-2 in a dramatic Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday to take a big step towards the final in Kiev, despite conceding two late away goals.Here are three things we learned from the Anfield showdown:last_img read more

BUNDORAN RNLI GET READY FOR LOBSTERS AND LETTUCE FESTIVAL

first_imgCrew members of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were on hand recently to help launch the newly established Bundoran Lobsters and Lettuce Festival which will take place this July.Volunteer crew members Brian Faulkner and Daimon Fergus kept the live lobsters under control as local chefs, dignitaries, secondary school students and surfers gathered to officially launch the festival which will take happen from July 4th to 6th.As part of the community oriented festival, Bundoran RNLI will stage a demonstration with the rescue helicopter from Sligo which will display the cooperation between the two rescue services. Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Bundoran RNLI Shane Smyth said: “It’s great to see a community festival like this happening in the town – the RNLI is a big part of the community here and we are delighted to be asked to participate in this event.“Letting the general public see how the lifeboat works under controlled conditions is a vital part of sea safety education. No doubt our volunteer crew will be looking forward to sampling the delights that the Lobsters and Lettuce Festival has to offer.” BUNDORAN RNLI GET READY FOR LOBSTERS AND LETTUCE FESTIVAL was last modified: March 12th, 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:BUNDORAN RNLI GET READY FOR LOBSTERS AND LETTUCE FESTIVALlast_img read more

Job loss looms for plant

first_img “You’re competing with people who don’t have health care, don’t have automobiles, don’t have dinner on the table every night,” said Bob Scott, chairman of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. “We don’t want to become a Third-World enterprise ourselves just so we can compete. Our local industry has to look at creative ways to change so we can retain some core jobs.” Indeed, Superior mentioned in its announcement of the job cuts that its Van Nuys facility will focus mainly on its specialty operations, producing higher margin parts in lower volumes. With the company’s primary customers, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors, in the midst of massive restructuring and layoffs, Ackerman said the after-market segment could be a way for Superior to maintain a niche within the industry. On Thursday, after the news had set in at the plant on Woodley Avenue, the mood was sedate. Workers leaving to take their lunch didn’t have much to say, shrugging and avoiding talking about the huge cutbacks announced the day before. “Sure, it’s sad, but what can you do?” said one employee, who declined to give his name. “Just look at the automotive industry.” For Ariel Carner, who runs the lunch truck that pulls up out front around noon each day, years of trimming staff have already manifested in his daily take-home. “They put in new buildings and new machinery, so you can’t believe they’re laying people off,” he said, waiting for customers. “I used to make $1,500 bucks a day working over here; now I’m lucky if I make $800, $900. This was good territory before, but all the companies are leaving.” Superior’s stock fell $1.03 on Thursday, losing more than 4 percent to close at $22.18. Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 brent.hopkins@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card It offered no timeline for the job cuts, but said it would incur $1.5 million charges related to the layoffs. “They’re just getting killed by foreign competition,” said Bruce Ackerman, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley. “Superior’s been a stellar leader in that field for years, but as a completely American manufacturer, you’ve got so much competition with China and to some extent India, they can’t compete.” And so the 35-year-old company has begun the shift out of the United States into lower-priced Mexican plants. It currently owns two, with a third expected to open in the latter half of the year. “We view this as a positive since it highlights a sense of urgency on management’s part to improve profitability in a tough operating environment,” Atul Agarwal, an equity analyst with Sidoti & Co., an independent research company in New York, wrote in a note to clients. “In our opinion, this is the first of several plant rationalizations that the company will undertake this year as it begins to transfer production from the U.S. to Mexico.” Agarwal projects that the shift from “less-efficient, high-cost U.S. facilities” will boost Superior’s operating margin to 4.1 percent in 2007, up significantly from the 1.6 percent he expects it to show this year. He noted that with the company’s domestic competitor, Amcast International, in bankruptcy and focusing on low-cost parts and its international rivals able to compete with much lower labor costs, Superior finds itself squeezed from all sides. VAN NUYS – The rust-colored sign outside Superior Industries International Inc. still reads “employment opportunities,” but there are about to be a lot fewer at the automobile wheel-maker’s headquarters. Facing a contracting industry and fierce international competition, the company finds itself in the middle of a dramatic realignment. After announcing several weeks ago that it intends to sell its money-losing suspension components business, Superior said Wednesday that it plans to lay off 375 workers from its Van Nuys plant, 41 percent of the headquarters’ 635 manufacturing jobs. This marks the second major job loss in the Valley in recent weeks, with Washington Mutual announcing on Jan. 19 that it would send 1,000 call center jobs to San Antonio. Superior declined to comment on the layoffs, aside from issuing a statement saying the plant will remain open to focus on the specialty market and that its 125 corporate staffers will not be affected. last_img read more

OCI President Pat Hickey transferred to remand Prison in Rio

first_imgOLYMPICS: OCI President Hickey has been transferred to a remand prison in Rio, according to authorities in Brazil. Hickey was sensationally arrested on Wednesday, for his alleged involvement in the Olympic ticket controversy. Brazilian authorities stormed his five-star hotel room, and arrested Hickey on Wednesday morning.Police believe they have gathered evidence that suggest Mr Hickey was in involved in a touting operation with British company THG Sports,  whose Dublin finance director is Kevin Mallon.Mallon was arrested in Rio on August 5th in possession of 823 tickets said to have been earmarked for the OCI.If found guilty Hickey could spend up to seven years in prison. OCI President Pat Hickey transferred to remand Prison in Rio was last modified: August 19th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:arrestnewsOCIPat HickeyRemand PrisonRioscandalticketsToutinglast_img read more

Ready to vote in ’06?

first_imgSACRAMENTO – After six statewide elections in four years, California is beginning to seem like it’s in a perpetual election cycle. And 2006 will give voters no break. Through a June primary and a November general election, voters will choose a governor, decide races for seven other statewide offices and select 100 members of the 120-seat state Legislature. And that’s not even counting the congressional elections. If heads were spinning over the eight initiatives on last November’s special election ballot, they’ll be dizzy at the number of potential initiatives next year. More than 50 proposals already are in circulation, including ones to expand preschool education, boost cigarette taxes to pay for health care, require that parents be notified when minors seek abortions, promote the use of alternative fuels, and ban gay marriage and domestic partners’ benefits. State lawmakers can put their own proposals on the ballot and are likely to do so as they seek more money for libraries, schools, roads, housing, earthquake retrofits for hospitals, high-speed rail and flood control. Only three incumbent statewide officeholders are seeking re-election: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, school Superintendent Jack O’Connell and Secretary of State Bruce McPherson. That leaves five open offices, with Republicans’ chances partly depending on how well Schwarzenegger appeals to independent and crossover voters in the Democrat-leaning state. Two Democrats – state Treasurer Phil Angelides and Controller Steve Westly – will face off in the June primary for the right to campaign against Schwarzenegger. Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, the only prominent Democrat who ran in the 2003 gubernatorial recall election, is likely to make a run for insurance commissioner. Among legislators facing term limits and officeholders seeking a higher profile, the jockeying for the 2006 elections is like a game of political chess. State Sen. Joe Dunn, for example, first announced he would run for attorney general, only to be pushed aside when Oakland mayor and former Gov. Jerry Brown said he would seek the office. Dunn, D-Garden Grove, then said he would run for state treasurer but was forced to change plans within days when Attorney General Bill Lockyer jumped into the race. Dunn settled on controller, the only race without a well-known candidate. “There’s no question that you have to balance one’s wishes with reality in pursuing a career of long-term public service,” Dunn said. Four state senators are fighting for the Democratic nominations for lieutenant governor and secretary of state. “This is the legacy of term limits – everybody against everybody else,” said political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the University of Southern California. “There’s just no way of knowing how the election will shape up.” Voters have little hope of dramatically reshaping the state Legislature, where both houses are controlled by Democrats. That means most races will be decided in the June primary. Of the 100 legislative contests, 54 are for open seats where the incumbent is not running. Only eight of those are considered swing districts, four in the Senate and four in the Assembly. All but one of the eight seats lean Democratic. Yet voters’ rejection last month of Proposition 77, which would have stripped lawmakers of their power to draw their own political districts, indicates they may not be angered over the current political alignment, said Mark DiCamillo, director of the nonpartisan Field Poll. Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders are now seeking a compromise redistricting method to put before voters. They also are pledging bipartisan cooperation, which would be a marked change from 2005, when the special election created a bitter atmosphere in Sacramento. “There’s a very brief window to get things done, and there’s a lot of work to do, the way voters see it,” O’Connor said. “They need to work on substantial projects – not itsy bitsy bills.” Here are some of the candidates expected to run for statewide office next year: Governor: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is seeking re-election and is not expected to face a substantial challenge in the Republican primary. The leading Democratic candidates are state Treasurer Phil Angelides and Controller Steve Westly, a co-founder of eBay. Lieutenant Governor: Democratic Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi wants to make this his next office, as do three state senators: Democrats Liz Figueroa of Fremont and Jackie Speier of San Mateo, and Republican Tom McClintock of Thousand Oaks. Secretary of State: Republican Bruce McPherson was appointed secretary of state in 2005 after Democrat Kevin Shelley resigned and says he will seek re-election. Democratic state senators Debra Bowen of Redondo Beach and Deborah Ortiz of Sacramento are considering a challenge. Controller: This represents another battle of ambitious state legislators. Democrats include Sen. Joe Dunn of Garden Grove and Assemblyman Dario Frommer of Glendale. Republicans include Sen. Abel Maldonado of San Luis Obispo and former Assemblyman Tony Strickland of Westlake Village. Democratic Board of Equalization chairman John Chiang also is running. Treasurer: Termed-out Attorney General Bill Lockyer considered running for governor before settling on treasurer. State Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Culver City; Assemblyman Keith Richman, R-Granada Hills; Republican Board of Equalization member Claude Parrish; and Democratic Los Angeles County Treasurer Mark J. Saladino also have filed papers. Attorney General: Oakland mayor and former Gov. Jerry Brown is the most prominent candidate. He will be challenged in the Democratic primary by Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. State Sen. Chuck Poochigian of Fresno seeks the GOP nomination. Insurance Commissioner: Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante would like this post next. So would Republican newcomers Phil Kurzner, Gary S. Mendoza and Steve Poizner. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Jack O’Connell will seek re-election. Termed-out Republican Assemblyman Tim Leslie of Roseville is eyeing a challenge, as is political newcomer Michael M. Agbaba. State Senate: Twenty seats are up for election, 12 of them open seats. Yet the primary election will determine the outcome in most cases: 11 districts are considered safely Democrat and five safely Republican. That leaves just four seats up for grabs, three of which lean Democrat and one leaning Republican. State Assembly: All 80 Assembly seats will be on the ballot, but much of the activity is in the primary election. Of the 80 seats, 28 districts are solidly Republican and 38 strongly Democratic. There are 34 open Assembly seats but only four are in swing districts. Each of those districts leans Democratic. — Source: Secretary of State, political partiess160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Whether voters will be in the mood to approve government reforms or higher taxes was thrown into question in November. They defeated all eight measures on the Nov. 8 special election ballot, including four promoted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. “You have an angry group of voters. They are not happy campers,” said Barbara O’Connor, who gauged voter sentiment through focus groups as director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and the Media at California State University, Sacramento. A post-election survey found that California voters support the initiative process but prefer that lawmakers and the governor seek solutions first, said pollster Mark Baldassare of the Public Policy Institute of California. “They’re still looking for education, fiscal, political and government reform in California. They don’t think government in California is working,” Baldassare said. If lawmakers fail to take the initiative on major issues this year, Baldassare said, voters are “going to be looking to make changes in elected officials next year.”last_img read more

Breaking: Project 2040 hailed as ‘game-changer’ for Donegal with road to Dublin, pypasses announced

first_imgDonegal has been put at the heart of National public policy for the first time today with hundreds of millions of euro earmarked for spending here.That was the reaction from Government Chief Whip and Fine Gael TD for Donegal Joe McHugh who is attending a special Cabinet meeting to publish Project Ireland 2040 in Sigo today.Minister McHugh also hailed the vision of a Letterkenny city status region along with Derry and Strabane as a cross-border city region, designed to drive further investment and create even more jobs in the area. “Almost a century since partition, since Donegal was cut off from Northern Ireland and cut off geographically from the rest of the Republic, this Government is putting my home county back on the map. Today is a recognition of how far we have come in past twenty years with respect to the peace process.“There is now a formal recognition in National policy for cross border cooperation. We will see the emergence of a City region between Letterkenny, Strabane and Derry,” said Minister McHugh.The announcement today will see the funding of the first phase of £150 million sterling jointly approved by British and Irish Governments on the A5 route connecting Dublin to Derry.On top of that a further €30M has been earmarked for a new bridge for the A5 link connecting the A5 to the N14 – and €200M for a brand new N14 route from there to Letterkenny, bypassing Lifford. “A further €60M has been set aside for the Bonagee Link in Letterkenny which was a key issue for me and important for the continued growth of Donegal. These infrastructure plans will allow dual carriageway and/or four lane carriageway travel from Donegal to Dublin, either from Letterkenny or Inishowen.“I am delighted to see specific reference to Greencastle in the plan along as well as multi-million euro spends on the State owned harbour in Killybegs – to help both the tourism and fishing industries at the ports.The Minister also announced a wide range of capital investments including:*Schools, Social & Affordable Housing and county hospital and acute hospital beds* Investment in National Heritage including new facilities at Glenveagh National Park* New radiological Services under construction in Letterkenny University Hospital ; €11.7M rebuild, completion due first quarter 2019, as we continue building on the extensive work that has been carried out at LUH since the floods in 2013/2014. * Investment in new Tourism Facilities in Sliabh Liag, An Earagail & Fanad Lighthouse* Letterkenny Institute of Technology to benefit from infrastructure investment in Higher Education*Acceleration of the National Broadband strategy* Investment in Tory Island including improvement of the pier infrastructure at Machaire Rabhartaigh pier and the provision of a new passenger ferry for the island * Investment in the Irish language both within the Gaeltacht and outside traditional Gaeltacht areas – €178 million Capital Investment over 10 years – a 71% increase.Minister McHugh said: “The National Development Plan sets out how the Government, using taxpayers money, will invest €116 billion over the next ten years and I am delighted that Donegal and the North West is at the heart of those plans.“This will allow our county to finally play its part on the national stage. This is a fantastic day for Donegal. We have so much going for us in this county and I know that working together with all stakeholders my county is now on a trajectory to an even better place to live and work in the years ahead.”The Donegal TD went on: “There will be a massive investment in schools includes a nationwide school building programme as well as increased support for Physical Education facilities in Post Primary schools.“The entire thrust of the plan is about regional and rural regeneration with a €1Billion Rural Development Fund. An extra 2600 acute hospital beds will be made available nationally, and I will be working with my cabinet colleague Minister Harris to ensure LUH gets its fair share.“There will be extra funding too for Donegal airport at Carrickfin as well as Ireland West Airport at Knock.“On a cross-border basis we will also develop north south research and innovation capability with €53 million being spent over four years and a further Interreg fund of €18 million over the same period.”Minister McHugh thanked all those groups in the North West who made submissions after the first draft of the plan was published last year, in particular Donegal County Council, Letterkenny Chamber, and the Donegal Dublin Business Network.“This Government is delivering for Donegal. Our Taoiseach Leo Varadkar knows this county better than any leader before him and he knows exactly what this sort of investment will do for us. As a Minister in previous roles, it was he who kept Malin Head coastguard station open, invested in cancer care and cardiology services at Altnagelvin and kept the A5 Project on track. It was he who sanctioned the Wild Atlantic Way initiative which has proven so lucrative for our rural communities. And it is Leo Varadkar who is listening to my voice in Cabinet, my voice for Donegal.“Mar Aire don Ghaeltacht agus don Ghaeilge, leanfaidh mé ar aghaidh ag obair le grúpaí taobh istigh agus lasmuigh den Ghaeltacht. Aithníonn an plean seo an tábhacht reachtúil atá ag Acht na Gaeltachta 2012. Déanfaidh muid forbairt ar infreastruchtúr nua i gcomhar le Foras na Gaeilge agus le hÚdarás na Gaeltachta chun an teanga a choinneáil beo agus a chinntiú go mbainfidh an ghlúin seo agus an chéad ghlúin eile leas as an oidhreacht agus an traidisiún saibhir seo..tiocfaidh muid le chéile lenár dteanga.”“This is a great day for Donegal and its people. I look forward to seeing my Dáil constituency colleagues supporting this plan.”Breaking: Project 2040 hailed as ‘game-changer’ for Donegal with road to Dublin, pypasses announced was last modified: February 17th, 2018 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:AnnouncementCabinetdonegalmeetingProject 2040last_img read more

Community kindness funds new bus for Donegal disability centre

first_imgThe residents of Inbhear Na Mara in Bundoran are this week celebrating a hugely successful fundraiser which has enabled the purchase of a new wheelchair accessible bus.Generosity from families, business and the wider community was combined over the past year to raise money for the new vehicle which will enhance the lives of the residents of the unit.A party took place at Inbhear na Mara last Sunday to welcome the new purchase. The Friends of Inbhear na Mara committee formed in April 2018 for the sole purpose of fund raising for the purchase of a bus for the ten residents of Inbhear na Mara, a residential unit for adults with an intellectual disability.The funds were raised through extremely generous donations from families of past and present residents and local businesses, support of the Parents & Friends Association, and donations from a sponsored run and Kilimanjaro climb.In addition a very successful  5K organised by staff in the unit and sponsored by local businesses, was attended in large numbers by the local community. The HSE would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to  everyone who contributed to the purchase of the new bus.  This bus will greatly enhance the lives of the residents of Inbhear na Mara.A special word of gratitude goes to the Friends of Inbhear na Mara committee , Brian McCabe, Lynda McCabe, Peggy Gallagher and Janice McNelis and staff members at Inbhear Na Mara, unit,  Martina Monaghan, Danny Tourish, Geraldine Rooney and Louise O’Grady.Community kindness funds new bus for Donegal disability centre was last modified: November 27th, 2019 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