Public meeting to take place over ongoing concerns with Oldtown Bridge

first_imgA public meeting will take place tomorrow night over concerns surrounding the Oldtown Bridge in Letterkenny. Local people have been urged to turn out at the meeting on Tuesday to discuss issues regarding the crumbling stone work and impact current traffic is having on the bridge.The meeting will come as it was announced today (Mon) that motorists travelling through the Oldtown Road area of Letterkenny will face 11 more weeks of disruption due to sewerage replacement works. It is understood that the bridge engineer and area manager have been invited to Tuesday’s meeting.The meeting will take place at the Station House Hotel on Tuesday, September 3 at 8pm.Public meeting to take place over ongoing concerns with Oldtown Bridge was last modified: September 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Harrison to make return to ring

first_imgAudley Harrison is to return to boxing in a 10-rounder against Chelsea’s Ali Adams in Brentwood on 14 April.It will be the Wembley heavyweight’s first fight since losing a one-sided world title clash with David Haye in November 2010.Harrison, 40, was crowned Olympic champion in 2000 but has been much maligned during his professional career, and the third-round stoppage by Haye was his fifth defeat.“Anyone can lose but I didn’t lose with dignity. I was never going to retire after that performance,” said Harrison.“I’ll have too much for Ali Adams. I intend to show I still have a future in the game.”Adams, who was born in Iraq, is 10 years younger than Harrison and has a record of 13-3-1.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

‘Second chance’ for SA’s unemployed

first_img18 May 2010Despite losing her job as a facilitator last year, 24-year-old Mphafi Mamapepe’s determination to support her family set her on a different path. Today, she is one of hundreds of beneficiaries of the government’s Training of the Unemployed project which aims to minimise the negative effects of the recession.The Department of Labour launched the Training of the Unemployed project early this year, one of its objectives being the re-skilling of retrenched South Africans.South Africa’s unemployment rate rose to 25.2 percent in the first quarter of 2010, with close to one million jobs have been lost as a result of the global economic recession.The project currently trains people as electricians, boiler-makers, welders and mechanics, with more than 750 registered trainees in Gauteng province.Department of Labour spokesperson Muzi Mkhwanazi said the department was looking at the possibility of rolling the project out to other provinces.“People who are currently on training were drawn from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) database, and once they have completed the training another group will be called in,” Mkhwanazi said.Mkhwanazi said that while the project was earmarked for UIF beneficiaries, those who were not UIF beneficiaries also qualified.He added that the department would also assist with placement once the trainees had completed their training.A second chanceMamapepe, originally from QwaQwa in the Free State, said the project had given her a second chance.She had been employed as a facilitator by the Education with Enterprise Trust, an NGO working with schools in the Free State. Now, she is training as a boiler-marker at the Sam Andrew Johan Training Institute in Wadeville, near Johannesburg.While boiler-making is dominated by men, Mamapepe told BuaNews that she was determined to make a mark in the male-dominated trade. “While this job is mostly done by men, I am determined to prove that even though I am a woman, I can do what men can do,” she said.Asked where she sees herself in five years, she said: “I would love to see myself being a Drafter.”According to the Department of Labour, the qualifications the trainees would obtain at the end of their course met the requirements of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority.Facing the world with confidencePatrick Sekgobela, 26, from Phalaborwa in Limpopo, who now trains as a boiler-maker, was previously employed at Hydro Sebenza in Boksburg, where he worked as a semi-skilled boiler maker.Sekgobela says he is optimistic that, once the training is complete in June, he will have a good job. “Now I’m going to face the world with confidence, with the right qualifications. Hopefully one day, I will own my own company,” he said.The UIF and other government entities contributed almost R50-million to train the candidates. All those in the project are paid a stipend of R2 100 a month. UIF beneficiaries get their UIF benefits as well as the stipend.Mark Johaar, 32, who lost his job in 2005 and is also a trainee at the Sam Andrew Johan Training Institute, sees himself as an employer upon completion of the training as welder.“I want to start my own company and employ many people to help me,” he said. “When I lost my job, I did not know what to do, I was just frustrated.” Now, Johaar says he is optimistic about the future.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Sounds of the Bay GC30CB GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – June 11, 2012

first_imgView from Sounds of the BayWhoever said that good things are hard to come by, hasn’t searched for the Sounds of the Bay (GC30CB) geocache on a jetty in the San Francisco Bay.Listen closely, because this difficulty 2.5, terrain 1 traditional cache is surrounded by a wave-activated acoustic sculpture, called the Wave Organ, and it’s calling out to geocachers.The small size cache container found somewhere on the jetty was placed by Surfcal in January of 2002. Over the last ten years, more than 1950 geocachers have logged this cache and helped make it one of geocaching’s most visited sites.Wave Organ PipesThe jetty itself was constructed with used building materials. There are 25 organ pipes made of PVC and concrete located at various elevations within the jetty, which stretches into the water. The rise and fall of the tide creates a wave-powered symphony as water moves in and out of the pipes.With more than 180 Favorite Points, this cache is just as easy on the eyes as it is on the ears. With views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Exploratorium – an arts and science center, and Alcatraz – a notorious prison island, it’s easy to see why geocachers are in for a treat.As one logger put it, “Way cool! Music to my ears and then some, primitive yet spiritual in nature and soothing to the soul. Thanks for bring us here, we may never had known about it otherwise. This is what makes caching a great hobby.”The cache at Sounds of the BayContinue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on you’d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] with your Friends:More SharePrint Related520 Bellevue TB hotel – Geocache of the WeekApril 18, 2018In “Community”Concrete floats! — Betonschiff Redentin (GC15D8C) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 4, 2013In “Community”350 miles, all for a smiley. — Munich – Venice (GC1FPN1) — Geocache of the WeekJune 12, 2013In “Community”last_img read more


first_imgAustralia openers Shane Watson and Brad Haddin are at the crease against India in their World Cup quarter-final match in Motera on Wednesday. Live ScoreAustralia openers Shane Watson and Bad Haddin are at crease against India in the second World Cup quarter-final match at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad, on Thursday.Earlier, Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat. Not an unusual decision considering that seamers won’t have much bounce and carry and it is a good batting wicket. The wicket looks dry and there will be some turn in offer for the spinners.In World Cups, India and Australia have played each other nine times. Australia have won seven times and India have won twice. However, in the knock-out stages of ICC events, they have met four times where India have won thrice and the Australia just once. At Motera, they have played twice and both have won one game each. Teams -India: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (capt./wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel  Australia: Shane Watson, Brad Haddin (wk), Ricky Ponting (capt.), Michael Clarke, Cameron White, Michael Hussey, David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Jason Krejza, Brett Lee, Shaun Taitlast_img read more