Travel alert: Road maintenance works in Malin Head from today

first_imgEssential road repair works will be taking place this week from Monday (July 1) to Friday (July 5) at Bree, Malin Head.Local diversions and traffic management will be in place.Donegal County Council have asked motorists to allow extra time for their journeys. Travel alert: Road maintenance works in Malin Head from today was last modified: July 1st, 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

Minister McHugh heralds opening of €20M Blue Banks project

first_imgMinister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has heralded the completion of the improved Blue Banks stretch of the N56 between Letterkenny and Kilmacrennan.He said the stretch of the N56 was long known as a notorious stretch of road and the multi-million euro roadworks that have been completed is a huge sign of this Government’s commitment to improved transport infrastructure and safer journeys.The official opening will be performed later today by Minister McHugh and Donegal County Council following an investment of around €20m. The Minister said: “I made a very strong case to Government in 2017 that it made sense to do these extensive roadworks while a new water main was being laid by Irish Water from Loch as Allt to Letterkenny. On top of that I also pushed for the greenway element from Coolboy to Illistrin.“Putting major infrastructure schemes in place at the one time made sense to save taxpayers’ money and also to demonstrate once again how this Government is backing investment in Donegal.“As with a number of road projects in our county, the N56 Blue Banks works included greenway paths along the road for cyclists, walkers, runners and tourists. It’s about leisure, fitness, health and there are already so many people using it – it is a big community facility.“It is often hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when such major road works are being planned and then get underway, so huge credit must go to the local community for their patience. “The Blue Banks has always been a busy section of road serving north and west Donegal and now it’ll be known as a busy place for people getting fit or just getting outside.”Minister McHugh credited Transport Minister Shane Ross and all those in Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Irish Water and the national roads division of Donegal County Council for their vision for the project.“The team behind the teams of workers included William Diver and the team from BAM whose efficiency and professionalism helped to make this scheme a reality,” Minister McHugh said.”This stretch of road is about the bigger ambition of linking Letterkenny, with its City region status, to the beauty and tourism of the Wild Atlantic Way.“We have more road projects on the way – not least the plans for the Letterkenny-Lifford link and the A5 as well as the long awaited Bonagee bypass. I am confident that these projects will once again be as big a success as the Blue Banks.” Minister McHugh heralds opening of €20M Blue Banks project was last modified: October 9th, 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)Tags:Blue BanksMinister Joe McHN56last_img read more

What are the humps and domes on top of an aircraft’s fuselage?

first_imgThe world’s first jetliners looked very sleek, and their fuselage tops forming a clean straight line from nose to tail, with an occasional blade antenna or anti-collision light as the only protrusions. Today, the average modern airliner has a collection of bumps, humps, and domes mounted on top of the fuselage, and these are antenna housings that serve a very important purpose. From inflight entertainment systems with satellite TV to full Wi-Fi communication capability, these devices offer air passengers all the modern conveniences of their ground-bound high-tech digital devices for business and pleasure while in flight.On one flight, having access to that much real-time information was not necessarily a good thing. In 2005, an Airbus A320 bound from California to New York experienced a landing gear problem and had to return to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles. As the cabin crew tried to keep everyone calm, passengers soon discovered they were watching all the emergency preparations for their very own landing “live” on satellite TV being broadcast to the screens at every seat. The emergency landing was uneventful, but passenger’s anxieties were definitely heightened in that final hour before landing!last_img read more

Firearms amnesty ‘a success’

first_img13 April 2010More than 32 000 firearms were recovered across South Africa during the latest firearms amnesty, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said in Pretoria following the passing of Sunday’s deadline for people to hand over their illegal firearms without facing prosecution.The largest number of firearms was recovered in Gauteng province, followed by Kwazulu-Natal and the Western Cape respectively.‘A success story’Speaking to reporters, Mthethwa said that of the 32 169 firearms surrendered at 240 police stations throughout the amnesty period, 27% were illegal. He described the campaign, dubbed Awlethu mshini wakho (surrender your firearm), as a success story in the battle against crime and illegal weapons.“Our figures indicate that 53% of these [firearms] were voluntarily surrendered. This is most pleasing because prior to the launch of the amnesty there were doubts as to whether people would surrender illegal firearms.”Road blocks, search and seizuresMthethwa said the strategy adopted by the police throughout the period was also to ensure that the process was accompanied by intensified and focused police operations in the form of roadblocks and search-and-seizures.With regard to the firearms handed in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal, Mthethwa said the figures were encouraging, considering that these provinces experienced the highest level of violent crime, much of which involved firearms.Both Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal needed to be commended for the number of firearms confiscated by police operations during the amnesty period, he said.One of the provisions of the amnesty declaration was that all illegal firearms surrendered during the amnesty period be destroyed within six months.Mthethwa said that between January and April this year, an estimated 109 582 firearms were destroyed, adding that the destructions contributed to public confidence in the process.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Cities- Remodeling of Urban Communities

first_imgShanghai, China – 8th June, 2010:  South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Mr. Yunus Carrim has officially launched the June month theme of “Cities: Re-modeling Urban Communities” at South Africa’s Pavilion at Shanghai Expo. During the month, the Pavilion will showcase how South Africa has successfully redesigned and rejuvenated communities during the past 16 years following the abolition of apartheid in 1994 to create modern communities which promote racial, social and physical integration.Centered around four core pillars of Work, Live, Gather and Move, the exhibition at the South Africa Pavilion focuses on how investment in urban infrastructure has improved social activity, housing, public life and transport.  Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr. Yunus Carrim explained “Cities that recognize effective transport investments can contribute to spatial transformation and greater urban productivity.The 2010 Soccer World Cup has accelerated city transportation planning and there is a new focus on creating an efficient network of public transportation – building a new high speed train, enlarging the country’s airports, improving the freeway system, tarring roads in township areas, build new taxi ranks and upgrading local bus systems.While the transformation is by no means complete, we are aiming to ensure that, over time, everyone will be able to enjoy decent accommodation, excellent services, and quality of life in sustainable neighbourhoods and vibrant urban spaces.”South Africa’s examples of how it is overcoming the issue of not just urban regeneration but spatial remodeling of entire communities, demonstrates embodiment of “Better City, Better Life” put into practice.Having built more than 2.7 million houses since 1994, South Africa has also built sustainable settlements which reduce energy use and are also better designed to encourage integration and create true communities.  The creation of decent housing also helps to stabilize the communities, creating jobs which in turn create a sense of pride among residents.The theme of “Cities: the Re-modeling of Urban Communities” will run for the duration of June at the South Africa Pavilion at Shanghai Expo.  In addition to exhibitions, activities will include seminars to promote the exchange of ideas about how to design communities which can give inhabitants a “Better City, Better Life.” Upcoming themes will focus on Trade and Investment; Tourism; and Science and Technology.Notes to Editors:South Africa’s Pavilion design uses a traditional housing design of a Rondavel house with a modern twist as the centerpiece showcasing contemporary, modern living and showcasing how the home is the heart of the community.Against this powerful backdrop, the Pavilion showcases a different theme each month through Shanghai Expo.Background on South Africa – China Relations in brief1998: Formal establishment of diplomatic relations between South Africa and China2000: South Africa and China sign the Pretoria Declaration on partnership relations, followed by the establishment of the Bi-National Commission (BNC), under which five sectoral committees, respectively on diplomatic affairs, trade, education, science and technology, and defense, have been set up.2007: Cabinet Lekgotla’s decision of July 2007, identified China as the test case for coordinated planning and implementation of the country’s international relations; marketing South Africa abroad; and strengthening South Africa’s economic diplomacy – today being realized by Shanghai Expo.2008: 10 year anniversary of diplomatic ties.  Strategic Partnership Dialogue between the Republic of South Africa and the People’s Republic of China launched on 7 January 2008 as another vehicle to consolidate the bilateral relations between the two countries.For further information regarding this press release, please contact MS&L:Alvena SoTel: +(8621) 5465 8486Mbl: [email protected]last_img read more

Ceres left with mountain to climb after away leg

first_imgThe Busmen absorbed a 0-4 drubbing at the hands of Tajikistan champion Istiklol in the first leg of their inter-zone semifinal tie on Tuesday, leaving them with a mountain to climb at Panaad Stadium in three weeks time.On a chilly night in the outskirts of the capital Dushanbe, Ceres, the Asean zonal champion, struggled to cope against a relentless Istiklol side that made the most of its physical advantage by hassling and harrying the visitors at Hisor Stadium.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 shutout“I thought we could have done better, but we will give them a good fight at home,” said Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock. “We’re not giving up just yet.”Panaad has been a fortress for visiting teams with Ceres coming away with big wins in the group stage including a 6-2 win over Hanoi and a 5-0 demolition of Tampines. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Read Next Istiklol got a goal each from Akhtam Nazarov and Romish Dhzalilov in the first half, before a second half brace from Manuchehr Dhzalilov ensured the Tajiks go into the second leg on Sept. 12 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City with a comfortable advantage.A 5-0 win at home will allow the Busmen to advance, but a 4-0 scoreline will send the tie to extra time. But with the way the Tajik champions dominated the first leg, it seems the Busmen would need a miracle for that to happen.It was a tough reality check for the Busmen as they paid dearly for another sub-par away performance.Nazarov opened the scoring by converting a penalty in the 25th minute after Kota Kawase brought down Dimitri Barkov inside the area. Romish Dhzalilov doubled the lead at the stroke of halftime with a clinical strike that left Roland Muller with no chance.The Busmen hardly threatened in the first half as Istiklol controlled proceedings, pressing high and winning the ball early.ADVERTISEMENT HISOR—Sensational at home in the AFC Cup, it looks like Ceres Negros will need to top all of those performances to survive this latest challenge.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Stags battle Bombers minus star SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Ex-Blue Eagles Tolentino, Cani star for FEU in Final Four

first_imgLATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8003:16UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia01:37Protesters 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 “Of course it feels great to win,” said Cani. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArvin Tolentino had his fair share of the spotlight during his time for Ateneo while Hubert Cani had been a prized recruit of the Blue Eagles for Season 78.Both, however, are now under Far Eastern University and the two produced enough moments that caused heartbreak for Ateneo in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament. ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next MOST READcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa For Cani, competing against Ateneo wasn’t all about sentiments.Cani looked at the basketball aspect of the game and not the emotion of playing against his former school.“That’s the school where I came from,” said Cani in Filipino. “I know how hard it is to beat a team that is so disciplined.”Cani was the one that capped off FEU’s 20-6 run in the third quarter with a layup that put the Tamaraws up 58-44.He then, beat the shot clock buzzer with long triple with 2:45 left in the game that saw FEU take a 75-58 cushion.ADVERTISEMENT Tamaraws force deciding game, stun Blue Eagles Tolentino had 13 points while Cani had 11 points in the Tamaraws’ 80-67 victory Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.READ: Tamaraws force deciding game, stun Blue EaglesFEATURED 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 shutoutFor Tolentino, who was the Rookie of the Year in 2014, his time as a Blue Eagle was far behind him and that he’s now a full-fledged Tamaraw.“The spirit of FEU, the mentality of FEU, I’ve already adopted it ever since the start of the season,” said Tolentino in Filipino who’s in his first year for the Tamaraws. “I’m not even thinking that ‘maybe I should’ve been with Ateneo’ because I’ve already accepted FEU.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View commentslast_img read more

2013 Elite Eight Finals on Fox Sports

first_imgFox Sports has added new times for the delayed telecast of the Men’s and Women’s finals of the 2013 Elite Eight Series in Coffs Harbour, showcasing the best Touch Football talent across the country. Both the Men’s and Women’s finals have been played on several occasions over the past week on Fox Sports. The Men’s final will be replayed again on Tuesday, 14 May at 2.30am on Fox Sports 2. Stay tuned to for further announcements regarding scheduled replays of the 2013 Elite Eight series on Fox Sports.Andrew Voss and John Gibbs are the callers of the finals matches with Australian Men’s Open coach, Tony Trad, providing technical and game analysis, rounding out the commentary team. For a sneak preview of the Elite Eight Series highlights, please click on the links below:2013 Elite Eight Men’s Final 2013 Elite Eight Women’s Final 2013 Elite Eight Finals on Fox SportsWednesday, 1 MayElite Eight Women’s Final – 3.00pm AEST on Fox Sports 3Friday, 3 MayElite Eight Men’s Final – 3.30pm AEST on Fox Sports 1Saturday, 4 MayElite Eight Men’s Final – 7.00am AEST on Fox Sports 2Tuesday, 7 May Elite Eight Women’s Final – 01.30am AEST on Fox Sports 3Tuesday, 14 MayElite Eight Men’s Final – 02.30am AEST on Fox Sports 2Related LinksElite Eight on Foxlast_img read more

photo by Scott RileyArcosanti construction volunte

first_imgphoto by Scott RileyArcosanti construction volunteers cut planter liner (fiber sheets) to fit into the wooden box to retain aggregates and soil. July 13, 2015photo by Scott RileyWe have produced a prototype for modular planters to be placed around Arcosanti site. The first installation is for the newly hardscaped East Crescent Keystone area. [Text by ttmr and photos by swr] photo by Scott RileyIn one of the synergistic work sessions, many rocks are collected to fill the bottom part of the planter for proper drainage, The upper part of the planter is filled with conditioned soil with nutrients.last_img read more