Elections 2019: Six seats now filled on Donegal MD area

first_imgAll six seats have now been filled in the Donegal Municipal Electoral area after a marathon count.With 19 candidates in the field, this was always going to be a long one.Independent Niamh Kennedy led the way and topped the poll but it took 11 long counts to elect her with 2,322 votes. Close behind was Noel Jordan from Sinn Fein with 2,087 votes with Fine Gael’s Barry Sweeny grabbing the third seat with 2,087 votes.The remaining three seats were filled by hotelier Michael Naughton (FF), veteran politician Tom Conaghan (IND) and Sinn Fein’s Michael McMahon.There was disappointment for Fine Gael’s John McNulty who just lost out on a seat.Elections 2019: Six seats now filled on Donegal MD area was last modified: May 27th, 2019 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)last_img read more

Iowa Latest to Declare Storms Disaster

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation on Friday for 15 counties hit by the latest catastrophic flooding in the Midwest, Reynolds announced in a news release.Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts issued an emergency declaration on Tuesday ahead of the storm that raced through the Midwest this week. As of Thursday, South Dakota Gov. Krisi Noem was preparing an emergency declaration for damage from the blizzard, according to the governor’s website, http://news.sd.gov/….Reynolds’ proclamation allows state resources to be used to respond to and recover from the effects of flooding and flash flooding in the counties of Adair, Bremer, Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dallas, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Franklin, Fremont, Guthrie, Hardin, Plymouth and Shelby.On Thursday, Reynolds activated the state emergency operations center and issued a proclamation to allow state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather across the state.The proclamation also made the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the Disaster Case Management Program available in the counties of Butler, Cerro Gordo, Clayton, Hancock, Harrison, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Kossuth, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, O’Brien, Pottawattamie, Sioux, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Worth and Wright.Iowa residents in counties affected by the recent weather are asked to report damage to help local and state officials better understand the damage sustained, according to a news release from Reynolds’ office.Damage to property, roads, utilities and other storm-related information may be reported. Information will be collected by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and shared with local emergency management agencies.The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level or a maximum annual income of $41,560 for a family of three, according to the Reynolds news release.The Disaster Case Management program helps Iowa residents overcome disaster-related hardships, injury or adverse conditions.There are no income eligibility requirements for this program that closes 180 days from the date of the governor’s proclamation.In Nebraska, Ricketts outlined the steps state officials are taking to respond to the flooding.“As snow and rain pass, many communities have experienced devastating flooding,” Ricketts said. “This could last for quite some time. Nebraskans should watch the weather and waterways in their communities closely in the coming days, and be prepared for historic levels of flooding even if it has not hit their community yet. As Nebraskans know, conditions can change quickly, and everyone needs to be prepared.”Following Ricketts’ declaration of emergency, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency opened the State Emergency Operation Center in response to hazardous conditions caused by blizzards and flooding affecting the majority of the state.“NEMA is tracking conditions across the state, responding to requests for assistance from local emergency managers and developing a common operating picture to keep local officials aware of the situation,” according to a news release.The SEOC is staffed by officials from NEMA, the State Patrol, Department of Health and Human Services, Fire Marshal, Department of Transportation, Department of Natural Resources, the Military Department, and other agencies.Evacuations continue in many Nebraska communities including Randolph, Norfolk, Beemer, Cedar Rapids, Belgrade, Dannebrog, St. Edward, Genoa, northern Butler County, Horseshoe Lake, Inglewood and eastern Richardson County.FARM BUREAU ANNOUNCES FUND, PORTALLater on Friday, the Nebraska Farm Bureau announced in a press release its relief efforts to help Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities suffering from the natural disasters. This included a disaster relief fund and an online agriculture disaster exchange portal to connect those in need with those who can help, the bureau explained.“Money donated to the Disaster Relief Fund will be targeted to aid Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and rural communities affected by recent storms and flooding. Priority will be given to efforts to restore health and safety in rural communities and to farm and ranch households that have been damaged or displaced by the natural disaster, stated the farm bureau release.“The fund’s targeted recipients are farm and ranch families and rural communities in the disaster areas who have immediate needs as a result of the natural disaster, those who cannot get assistance from other sources, those who will have to wait until they receive other assistance, and those who have losses not covered by insurance,” said the state farm bureau’s president Steve Nelson.The bureau said it also opened the Agriculture Disaster Exchange portal, an online portal on the Nebraska Farm Bureau website that allows members to share information, provide a place for those in need to make requests for assistance, and for those looking to help, to offer it, explained the release.“The Agriculture Disaster Exchange operates like an online ‘want ad’ page. If a member has extra hay to sell or donate to a livestock producer in need, they can post it there. If a member needs help or equipment to remove debris after flooding, they can post that type of request as well. Those are just examples of how the exchange can be used by our members. The goal is to provide an online clearinghouse so members can interact and help each other during tough times,” stated Nelson.People who wish to donate or apply for aid from the disaster fund, use the portal, or access other disaster assistance resources, can check out www.nefb.org/disaster. Donations will be made to a fund established in the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit. Donations made to the fund are tax-deductible, the farm bureau said.Todd Neeley can be reached at todd.neeley@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(ES/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

ReadWriteStart Events & Deadlines for Startups, 19 June 2010

first_imgTransfer Summit UKTransfer Summit will be held June 24-25 at Keble College in Oxford, England. The event, which includes a BarCamp, is focused on on Open Source technology/collaboration/innovation as it intersects industry, research, and academia. Our attendees are an amalgam of business executives and technologists, interested in streamlining the innovation and resource discovery process, cultivating partnerships, and accelerating the process of commercializing products. There are a lot of great activities happening in the startup world, and we would like to help you make sure you’re on top of these opportunities. The ReadWriteStart Calendar tracks both startup-oriented events as well as application deadlines (for competitions, grants, and incubators, for example).If you’d like to add something to the calendar, leave a comment here or email us.Here are some of the upcoming deadlines and events that caught our eye this past week: Creative Commons Catalyst Grants As we reported this week, Creative Commons is accepting applications for their Catalyst Grants through the end of the month. These grants are meant to seed activities that support the Creative Commons mission. Applications due June 30. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Women 2.0 Labs Women 2.0 is sponsoring Women 2.0 Labs, a new 5-week program (July 6 – August 5, 2010) for engineers, developers, biz dev folks, and marketing mavens to develop high-growth technology ventures in San Francisco, CA. Applications due June 20. Tags:#events#start Edmonton Startup Weekend Edmonton, Alberta’s Startup Weekend will take place June 25-27. As with the other Startup Weekend events, it promises to bring together “developers, designers, marketers, inventors, and anyone else interested in ideas and startups to see what they can build in 54 hours. “ audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Photo credits: Keble College photo by Flickr user Dimitry Blast_img read more

How Much Fresh Air Does Your Home Need?

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. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has had a residential ventilation standard since 2003, when ASHRAE 62.2 (“Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings”) was first approved for publication. (For more information on providing fresh air for homes, see Designing a Good Ventilation System.)Until recently, the basic ventilation rate formula established by ASHRAE 62.2 back in 2003 — 7.5 cfm per person plus 1 cfm per 100 square feet — has remained unchanged. (The standard assumes that the number of occupants in a home equals the number of bedrooms plus one.)However, the latest (2013) version of ASHRAE 62.2 includes a significant change in the decade-old ventilation formula. Under the new formula, high-performance homes will need to be ventilated at a higher rate, namely 7.5 cfm per person plus 3 cfm per 100 square feet. This means that for a tightly built 2,400-square-foot home with 3 bedrooms, the minimum airflow rate of the ventilation equipment has jumped 89%, from 54 cfm to 102 cfm.This new formula has been criticized by some building scientists, especially those who have long argued that even the older formula — the one specifying a lower ventilation rate — was probably too high. The most prominent critic of the new formula is Joseph Lstiburek, a principal of the Building Science Corporation in Massachusetts and one of the original members of the ASHRAE committee that developed the 62.2 standard.One of the most prominent defenders of the new formula is Max Sherman, a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the former chairperson of the ASHRAE 62.2 committee. (Sherman is also a Holladay Distinguished Fellow, an ASHRAE honorific named after my grandfather.)The 2010 version (and earlier versions) of ASHRAE 62.2 asserted that the (old) formula used to determine the minimum airflow rate of ventilation equipment was based on the assumption that all homes deserve an “infiltration credit” of… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

Alabanza comes up big on defense as Marinerong Pilipino clips Cignal

first_imgLATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? View comments WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Mark Isip topped the Skippers with 15 markers and six rebounds before fouling out in the final 1:33 of the game, while Iñigo got a double-double of 13 points and 10 boards.Marinerong Pilipino crawled its way back from a 37-22 hole in the first half and regained its footing thanks to the Isip-led 24-point third quarter charge, 56-54, before they got things done on the defensive end in the payoff period.“Everything happens for a reason. Maybe, we needed to learn how to win in the defensive end,” said Banal.Perkins scattered 15 points and eight rebounds for Cignal (2-2), while Raymar Jose got 11 markers and 14 boards.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READcenter_img Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken JR Alabanza. PBA IMAGESJR Alabanza came up with the huge stops in the end game as Marinong Pilipino shocked Cignal HD, 66-65, to notch its breakthrough win in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The 6-foot-5 center held the fort in the paint late as he stopped Jason Perkins’ gutsy drives, with the last being the game-saving rejection as the Skippers completed their fightback from 15-points down.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NBA: Dwight Howard looks to add 3-pointer to repertoire next season Alabanza finished with six points and five rebounds, but blocked seven shots for Marinerong Pilipino in the upset.The Skippers almost threw the game away twice after Achie Iñigo threw an errant crosscourt pass which got intercepted by Oping Sumalinog and after Harold Arboleda stole the ball off Dave Moralde’s bad inbound pass with 7.4 seconds to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFortunately for Marinerong Pilipino, the Hawkeyes could not convert on those two chances, with Alabanza denying both of Perkins’ drives on the other end.“We wanted to compete until the end,” said coach Koy Banal. “We had lots of veterans who stepped up today and reminded the team that we needed to compete.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MARINERONG PILIPINO 66 – Isip 15, Iñigo 13, Marata 11, Moralde 10, Alabanza 6, Lopez 5, Javelona 3, Publico 2, Sargent 1, Nicholls 0, Javillonar 0, Gumaru 0.CIGNAL HD 65 – Perkins 15, Jose 11, Sumalinog 11, Batino 6, Raymundo 5, Arong 4, Potts 3, Sara 3, Arboleda 3, Villarias 2, Bringas 2, Cahilig 0, Atkins 0.Quarters: 14-19, 32-43, 56-53, 66-65.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Delhi to shut down on CWG opening day

first_imgA view of the figurines installed at the illuminated Commonwealth Games Village in New Delhi on Friday evening.You should stock all your daily supplies on Saturday as markets and shopping malls across the city have been ordered shut on Sunday, when Delhi hosts the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.A Delhi government order on Friday – prompted by security concerns and worries over heavy traffic if the markets stayed open – said all shops and commercial establishments, including neighbourhood grocery stores, liquor shops, hair cutting salons, meat shops and malls, will remain closed.Shops at Connaught Place to be closed for opening ceremony.Police sources said security will be tight for the opening ceremony that required heavy deployment of forces across the city.This could mean few police personnel to guard public places.”The Delhi government has notified that all shops and commercial establishments in Delhi will remain closed on the day of the opening and closing ceremony (October 14) of the Commonwealth Games,” an official statement from chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s office read. The government exercised special powers under the Delhi Shops and Establishment Act of 1954 to order the shutdown. Violators could be issued a fine of Rs 250, the statement read.All big and small markets like those at Sarojini Nagar, Greater Kailash, Lajpat Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Karol Bagh, Kamla Nagar, Rajouri Garden, and INA will be shut, as will be the DDA and MCD markets. However, chemists and grocery stores are expected to stay “partially open”. A senior official of the labour department said a notification for closure such as the one issued on Friday usually superseded all exemptions extended to chemists during special closures.advertisement”But we will not go after them since they offer an essential service,” the official said.The announcement caught several market associations off guard. Their representatives said they had not got official word on the closure till late on Friday. The announcement is likely to pose double-trouble for the shopkeepers and shoppers alike. The closure of shops and commercial establishments will extend to two consecutive days as October 2, Gandhi Jayanti, is a national holiday.Jagmohan Sethi, president of the Greater Kailash-I, M-Block market, said several markets, like the one he represents, will also be shut on October 2.But it will not be all dismal news on the day that the longawaited sporting extravaganza kicks off. Restaurants, movie halls, hotels, clubs and public amusement parks will stay open.Market associations said the government’s failure to issue specifics about the order was creating confusion. Manish Gupta of Greater Kailash-I, N-Block market association said the local police verbally told them to keep the market shut.”We don’t know whether it’s allowed but we will keep chemist and grocery stores in our market open for a few hours in the morning and evening,” he said.The Delhi Police had last month moved the proposal for shutting down the markets on October 3.Special commissioner of police (administration) Neeraj Kumar had written to chief secretary Rakesh Mehta on September 8.The police had argued that crowded market places that require heavy security cover had to be closed since police personnel will be diverted for the opening and closing ceremonies, said a senior government official who quoted from Kumar’s letter.While the opening and closing ceremonies for the Commonwealth Games will be held be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in south Delhi, the police proposed a blanket closure across the city.Traders said the closures were upsetting because they come at a time when they register the highest sales. Gupta said monthly revenue could dip by at least 10 per cent because of the closure since the opening ceremony is on a Sunday.”The loss will be more since both the ceremonies are in the first fortnight of the month when people typically shop more since they have money to spend,” Gupta said.Bansi Lal Grover, president of the Sarojini Nagar market association, said traders would have to bear ” considerable loss”. “The government should have asked us to open the shops for late hours as there are a lot of guests in the city.” Vijay Budhiraja, president of the Kamla Nagar market association, said, “Some markets, like the ones at Kamala Nagar and Karol Bagh, will be affected because they have the heaviest rush of customers on Sunday.”last_img read more

9 months agoArsenal captain Koscielny: We must stick together

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal captain Koscielny: We must stick togetherby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal captain Laurent Koscielny called for unity after defeat at West Ham.Declan Rice proved West Ham’s matchwinner on the day.Koscielny said: “We came here to win because for us the three points was very important, and next week as well to play against Chelsea. We tried to play, we did well in the first half but didn’t have a lot of chances in the final third. We need to keep calmer in the final third and find the final ball, but in the second half we didn’t start well and conceded early. “After that we tried to push for the rest of the game, we had some chances and we didn’t score so it is difficult to come back with no points but we need two continue to fight to make the top four.”We are all together, it is not down to] one or two players, we are a group and we need to stay together and to push more for the next game.” last_img read more

a month agoGermany job favoured option for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Germany job favoured option for Liverpool boss Jurgen Kloppby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits the Germany job could be a future option.While Marc Kosicke’s claims the local weather could force Klopp to leave the Reds have been denied, the agent has also admitted succeeding Jogi Low is an ambition.He told Die Welt earlier this year: “Jürgen himself once said that in the event that Jogi Löw would not want to be a national coach anymore and the constellation was such that he could do that, this would be an option for him.”For now, however, Klopp is focused on the Reds and winning the Premier League.Kosicke told Spox: “That’s right, there are these six top teams in the league. Jürgen recently said so nicely: Our biggest problem in Liverpool is Manchester City.” last_img read more

Video: Colin Cowherd Says Alabama Is The “Wal-Mart Of College Football”

first_imgColin Cowherd discussing something on his show.YouTube/Colin CowherdColin Cowherd has moved on from his weekly trolling of Iowa to find a new target. This week, Cowherd is apparently taking a few shots at Alabama. The FOX Sports radio host isn’t a fan of how “bland” the program has been during the Nick Saban era.Cowherd called Alabama the “Wal-Mart of college football” when discussing the team’s lack of quarterback success at the next level. He also doesn’t think that Saban’s excessive use of Derrick Henry will benefit the running back in the future.Where @ColinCowherd perfectly compares Alabama to Walmart. #RollbackTide #HerdHere https://t.co/mwfBwTGISE— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 15, 2015Obviously, it’s hard to argue with how much success Saban’s had in Tuscaloosa. We imagine that he doesn’t really care whether he’s winning with enough style points.last_img read more

MHI Forms Scrubber Pact with COSCO Dalian

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: MHI Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems signed a collaboration framework agreement with COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian) on manufacturing and marketing rectangular sulfur-oxide (SOx) scrubbers. MHI companies say that the rectangular shape of scrubbers paves way for space saving essential for onboard installations.Based on the newly signed collaborative framework agreement, the partners will start providing the rectangular scrubber in all processes from design and manufacture to installation onboard.The rectangular SOx scrubber was developed for marine use by combining MHPS’ comprehensive exhaust gas treatment technologies, cultivated through its exhaust gas desulfurization systems for thermal power plants, with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s marine engineering expertise.The partnership is being pursued in anticipation of greater demand for scrubbers ahead of the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap. Scrubbers enable owners to continue using fuel oil with 3.5 percent of sulphur content.Under the agreement, CHI Dalian will manufacture, assemble and deliver the SOx scrubbers and install them on ships.Going forward, the cooperation between CHI Dalian, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and MHPS will set to stage for the companies to ramp up sales activities of the scrubbers.last_img read more