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Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service warns of dangers…

first_imgNewsCommunityEnvironmentLimerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service warns of dangers of gorse/ forest fires as Red Fire Alert Warning level in effectBy Staff Reporter – May 29, 2020 149 Facebook Twitter Email Previous articleAppeal For Older People With Sewing Skills To Make Masks Across IrelandNext articleMore than €3 Million rental income to be refunded to University of Limerick on-campus residents Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service is urging landowners not to carry out any burning of land this weekend as there is a Red Fire Alert in operation.Members of the public are also being warned of the dangers of starting fires in areas near gorse or scrubland as it is tinder dry at present.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Wildfires can put homes and livelihoods at risk and cause considerable disruption to rural communities and habitats.Such disturbances to rural dwellers, including those who are old and vulnerable cannot be allowed under any circumstances.The issue is exacerbated as the country is also dealing with Covid-19 and the demands this pandemic is putting on the emergency services.If someone should start an illegal fire in the countryside this will cause the unnecessary diversions of emergency service resources.If you burn land between the 01 March and 31 August: ·                  You risk prosecution, fines and potential imprisonment·                  Such land will no longer be eligible for payment under the Basic Payment Scheme and other area-based schemes·                  Inclusion of illegally burnt land in the 2020 Basic Payment Scheme application may result in reduced payment and penalties under this scheme and the other area-based schemes, e.g. Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme·                  Illegal burning can also render the land of your neighbours ineligible for payment·                  Where it is identified that lands were burnt during the closed season this may result in such land being inspected by Department officialsIf you see a fire, do not delay; report it to the Fire and Emergency Services straight away. Do not wait for somebody else to make the call. Dial 999 or 112. WhatsApp Printlast_img read more


Vermont unemployment rate declines one-tenth to 5.8 percent

first_imgESTIMATED NONFARM EMPLOYMENT IN VERMONT(Not Seasonally Adjusted) Current Employment Statistics Program (CES). Produced by the Vermont Department of Labor in cooperation with the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. TotalNumberNumberSept-11Aug-11Sept-10AreaLabor ForceEmployedUnemployedRate (%)Rate (%)Rate (%) Program Update: Starting with the March 2011 numbers, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) estimates transitioned from the VT Department of Labor to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS implemented several methodological changes to standardize the estimation approach across states. While these changes will reduce the potential for statistical bias in state and metropolitan area estimates, they may increase the month to month variability of the estimates.  More information is available on the BLS website at http://www.bls.gov/sae/cesprocs.htm(link is external). PrelimRevisedRevisedChanges From:% Changes From:INDUSTRY BY NAICSSep-11Aug-11Sep-10Aug-11Sep-10Aug-11Sep-10        Changes From Barre-Montpelier30,80029,2501,5505.05.35.4Bennington12,60011,7508006.66.96.3Bradford4,7504,4503006.16.26.2Brattleboro25,05023,6001,4505.85.55.5Burlington-South Burlington119,650114,6505,0504.24.64.7Hartford19,55018,7508004.03.63.8Manchester12,20011,4507005.86.06.3Middlebury18,65017,7509004.95.35.3Morristown-Stowe20,50019,3501,1005.55.65.9Newport13,70012,6501,0507.77.87.4Randolph8,7008,1505506.36.06.1Rutland28,05026,2001,8506.76.46.8Springfield11,45010,6508007.17.07.3St. Johnsbury14,60013,7508505.76.15.8Swanton-Enosburg14,95014,1008505.66.16.3Warren-Waitsfield4,2004,0002004.34.14.5Woodstock3,6003,4002005.94.74.6Vermont Total365,200346,05019,1505.25.45.5   Private Industries249.8250.0242.9-0.26.9-0.12.8    Construction13.113.313.3-0.2-0.2-1.5-1.5    Manufacturing31.832.330.8-0.51.0-1.53.2      Durable Goods23.023.521.7-0.51.3-2.16.0      Non-Durable Goods8. Trade, Transportation & Utilities56.656.956.2-0.30.4-0.50.7   Wholesale Trade9.   Retail Trade 38.138.338.0-0.20.1-0.50.3   Trans., Warehousing & Utilities8.78.98.5-0.20.2-2.22.4 Financial Activities12.312.312.    Professional & Business Services25.424.923.      Professional., Scientific & Technical15.715.513.      Administrative Support & Waste9. Education & Health Services60.560.559.   Private Ed. Services12.612.812.5-0.20.1-1.60.8   Health Care & Social Assistance47.947.746.    Leisure & Hospitality 34.334.      Arts, Entertainment & Recreation3.      Accommodation & Food Services30.530.428. Other Services9.99.910.00.0-0.10.0-1.0  Total Government53.552.654.20.9-0.71.7-1.3     State Government17.917.317.     Local Government28.728.130.00.6-1.32.1-4.3Burlington-S. Burlington MSA Sep-11 Aug-11 Sep-10 Aug-11 Sep-10 Aug-11 Sep-10 Total – Nonfarm303.3302.6297. The Vermont Department of Labor announced today the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for September 2011 was 5.8 percent, a decrease of one-tenth of a percent from the August rate. Compared to a year ago, the rate is lower by one-tenth of a percentage point. The Vermont unemployment rate continues to be well below the national rate. In September 2011, the seasonally-adjusted national unemployment rate was 9.1 percent. The United States has held steady at this rate for the last three months. ‘This monthly data was the first glimpse into the economic picture post-Irene. While the destruction caused by the storm was extensive and wide spread, it did create economic opportunities. The recovery effort generated job openings and enticed discouraged workers to return to the labor force. During the recovery, the Vermont Department of Labor’s Career Resource Centers’ services have effectively assisted employers by matching them with potential employees. Employers are encouraged to continue to leverage these services and list employment opportunities with the Department of Labor. Overall, weare excited to see tremendous cooperation between public and private entities working on Vermont’s recovery,’ said Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan.State of Vermont OverviewThe Vermont seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by one-tenth of a percent in Septemberto 5.8 percent. The comparable rateover the same time period for the United States was unchanged; remaining stable at 9.1 percent.The seasonally-adjusted Vermont data show the total Vermont labor force grew by 2,300. Total employmentincreased by 2,100 while total unemployment was unchanged over the month. Theover the month changesto the total labor force and total employment were statistically significant.September unemployment rates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 4.0 percent in Hartford to 7.7 percent in Newport (note: local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted). For comparison, theSeptember unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 5.2 percent which reflects a decrease of two-tenths of a percent from the August level and a decline of three-tenths of a percent from a year ago.Analysis of Job Changes by IndustryThe preliminary ‘not seasonally adjusted’ jobs numbers for September show anincrease of 7,600 jobs when compared to the revised August numbers. This reported over the month change does not include the 100 job increase between the preliminary and the revised August estimates due to the inclusion of more data. As detailed in the preliminary ‘not seasonally adjusted’September data, Total Private displays a decrease of 2,950 jobs and Government reports an increase of 10,550 jobs. The positive increase to Government was driven by typical seasonal fluctuations in the public education system as reflected in the over the month changes in both State Government Education and Local Government Education, +2,400 and +9,150 jobs, respectively.In the private sector, Educational and Health Services (+1,200 jobs) reported the largest nominal increase while Leisure and Hospitality (-2,800 jobs) reported the largest nominal decrease.The seasonally adjusted data for Septemberreports an increase of 700 jobs from the revised August data.  As with the ‘not seasonally adjusted’ data, this over the month change is from the revised August numbers which experienced a downward revision from the preliminary estimates by300 jobs.  A review of the seasonally adjusted Septembernumbers reflects that the large nominal over the month changes reported in the non-seasonally adjusted data were seasonal in nature and typical.  The seasonally adjusted data had few over the month changes of significant magnitude.  Vermont’s Private Industries reported a decrease of 200 jobs while Total Government reported a 900 job increase.  The private industries of note were Manufacturing (-500 jobs) and Professional & Business Services (+500 jobs).  VERMONT LABOR FORCE AND UNEMPLOYMENTLABOR MARKET AREAS BY RESIDENCE (Not Seasonally Adjusted)September 2011 Estimatescenter_img Vermont Labor Force Statistics (Seasonally Adjusted) Total Labor Force362,100359,800360,1002,3002,000   Employment340,900338,800338,8002,1002,100   Unemployment21,10021,10021,3000-200   Rate (%)’s labor force, employment and unemployment statistics are produced from a combination of a Statewide survey of households and statistical modeling.  The data are produced by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program (LAUS) a cooperative program with the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Vermont Department of Labor.Vermont Seasonally Adjusted Nonfarm Employment in ThousandsBY NAICSPrelim.RevisedRevisedChange From:% Change From: Note: CES PROGRAM DATA ARE PRDUCED IN COOPERATION WITH THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICSESTIMATES ARE PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO REVISION.  SEE ANNUAL SUMMARY FOR DETAILS Notes: Statewide Total Nonfarm is a summed total and Wholesale Trade has been added as a seasonally adjusted series in 2011.           Mining & Logging and Information are not published seasonally adjusted because the seasonal component, which is                  small relative to the trend-cycle and irregular components, cannot be separated with sufficient precision. Note: Unemployment rate is calculated as the number of unemployed divided by total labor force and expressed as a percent.Source: Vermont Department of Labor LAUS program in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics TOTAL NONFARM305,450297,850298,9507,6006,5002.6%2.2% TOTAL PRIVATE251,600254,550244,650-2,9506,950-1.2%2.8% GOODS PRODUCING47,45048,60046,750-1,150700-2.4%1.5%   MANUFACTURING31,95032,45031,150-500800-1.5%2.6%     Durable Goods23,10023,50021,950-4001,150-1.7%5.2%       Computer & Electrical Equipment Mfg.8,0508,1508,200-100-150-1.2%-1.8%       Fabricated Metal Products Mfg.2,4002,4002,400000.0%0.0%     Non-Durable Goods8,8508,9509,200-100-350-1.1%-3.8%       Food Mfg.4,3504,3504,20001500.0%3.6%   CONSTRUCTION14,75015,35014,800-600-50-3.9%-0.3%   MINING & LOGGING750800800-50-50-6.3%-6.3%  SERVICE-PROVIDING258,000249,250252,2008,7505,8003.5%2.3%    TRADE, TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITIES56,75057,05055,950-300800-0.5%1.4%      Wholesale Trade9,8509,7509,6501002001.0%2.1%      Retail Trade38,05038,65037,700-600350-1.6%0.9%        Food & Beverage Stores9,6009,8509,700-250-100-2.5%-1.0%        General Merchandise Store2,9502,9502,9000500.0%1.7%      Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities8,8508,6508,6002002502.3%2.9%         Utilities1,8001,8501,800-500-2.7%0.0%         Transportation & Warehousing7,0506,8006,8002502503.7%3.7%    INFORMATION5,1005,1505,250-50-150-1.0%-2.9%    FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES12,30012,40012,100-100200-0.8%1.7%      Finance & Insurance9,3009,3509,100-50200-0.5%2.2%      Real Estate, Rental & Leasing3,0003,0503,000-500-1.6%0.0%    PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES25,90025,75023,6501502,2500.6%9.5%      Professional, Scientific and Technical15,60015,65013,500-502,100-0.3%15.6%      Administrative, Support and Waste9,9509,7009,2502507002.6%7.6%    EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH SERVICES60,80059,60059,3501,2001,4502.0%2.4%      Educational Services12,90011,75012,8501,150509.8%0.4%        College, Universities and Professional7,8006,6007,4001,20040018.2%5.4%      Health Care and Social Assistance47,90047,85046,500501,4000.1%3.0%        Ambulatory Health Care Services16,30016,20015,4001009000.6%5.8%        Hospitals12,75012,75012,60001500.0%1.2%        Nursing and Residential Care Facilities7,2007,3007,100-100100-1.4%1.4%    LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY33,25036,05031,650-2,8001,600-7.8%5.1%      Arts, Entertainment and Recreation4,0504,3504,100-300-50-6.9%-1.2%      Accommodation and Food Services29,20031,70027,550-2,5001,650-7.9%6.0%         Accommodations9,10010,5009,050-1,40050-13.3%0.6%            Hotels & Motels7,6008,4008,000-800-400-9.5%-5.0%         Food Services and Drinking Places20,10021,20018,500-1,1001,600-5.2%8.6%    OTHER SERVICES10,0509,9509,9501001001.0%1.0%    GOVERNMENT53,85043,30054,30010,550-45024.4%-0.8%       Federal Government6,5506,6006,400-50150-0.8%2.3%       State Government Education9,3006,9008,6002,40070034.8%8.1%       Local Government Education21,50012,35023,1009,150-1,60074.1%-6.9%       Other State Government8,9509,3009,150-350-200-3.8%-2.2%       Other Local Government7,5508,1507,050-600500-7.4%7.1%  Total – Nonfarm115.1114.7111. 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Cool weather may not give enough heat for crops to mature before frost

first_imgAMES — The air conditioners are off and the windows are open as we’ve been enjoying mild temperatures in the last several weeks.Iowa State University extension crop specialist Joel DeJong  says things are great for people — but the crops need some more heat to get things growing. “If you go back to the first of May we were 133 growing-degree days behind. In the middle of summer on the best scenarios we are going to add about 25 a day,” according to DeJong. “So under the best scenario you’d say we were probably five to six days behind. If you take a look at average temperatures this time of year — we had a high of 75 and a low of 55 — we’d accumulate 15 per day. So, we’d be closer to ten days behind normal with that.”He says the soybeans are starting to mature. “We’re seeing pods really starting to fill right now in a lot of these fields. I put a lot of these fields well into the R-Five stage — which means in the top four nodes we’ve got a least one pod with beans at least more than an eighth of an inch long,” De Jong says. “In reality we’re starting to get some size to them and even in some of the later planted fields we are starting to see them get to the R-Six stage where there’s a pod up there with the beans filling the whole length of the pod.”But the overall progress of the beans has them nowhere near getting ready to turn color. “We’ve still got quite a ways to go on the soybeans, because some years that last week of August you can start to see some of those early varieties start to turn. And I don’t think we are close to seeing any of that in this stage of the game yet,” he says.DeJong says the forecast for cooler than normal temperatures won’t help. “That’s not what we want we want to be at average and maybe slightly above average as we enter the month of September,” DeJong says.DeJong says in his northwest Iowa area the corn needs more heat to get it to mature before the first hard freeze ends the growing season. “Corn will be okay with adequate water all the way up to 86 degrees high. We’d like to have some of that to kind of get it along and to speed the process — but we don’t see that in the cards,” DeJong says. “Normal frost date is about the 10th of October here. A lot of this corn is not going to be mature until we get to the first of October,” DeJong says.He says corn in other areas will really have a tough time beating the frost. “Near the Minnesota border, all that June-planted corn right now, a lot of that corn is still in the milk stage. Milk stage tells me it’s going to be well into October before it hits maturity — especially with the forecast,” DeJong says.DeJong says he expects to see mediocre yields in northwest Iowa for both corn and soybeans.last_img read more


Will Solskjaer save Manchester United’s season?

first_imgSolskjaerLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester United’s demoralising defeat against West Ham was a stark reminder of how far they have fallen as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wrestles with how to turn around his side’s fortunes.Mistakes at the back, a desperate lack of midfield creativity and a worrying shortage of firepower up front have left the club well off the pace just six games into the new Premier League season.The statistics do not make pretty reading for United fans. Since Solskjaer’s honeymoon period came to an end in March they have won just five out of 19 matches in all competitions.After nine successive away victories under the Norwegian in all competitions, they have now gone nine without a win and are already 10 points behind leaders Liverpool.And it has all come at a time when their two main rivals, Manchester City and Liverpool, are setting new standards at the top of the Premier League.Jose Mourinho, sacked in December, told Sky Sports after Sunday’s defeat at the London Stadium that he did not see any improvement in United this season, despite the signings of defenders Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and winger Daniel James.“I like the three,” he said. “I think they are bringing some good quality to the team. But the team as a team, I don’t like at all. I’m not surprised by the result and I don’t think Ole can take any positives from the game.”Former United captain Roy Keane, who won multiple trophies under former boss Alex Ferguson, said it was “scary how far they’ve fallen”.– Rashford injured –To make matters even worse for the Solskjaer, England forward Marcus Rashford limped off in the second half, leaving him with no recognised striker on the pitch.The injury raises even more questions about the decision not to replace forwards Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, both of whom are now plying their trade for Inter Milan.With Anthony Martial out of the picture because of injury, Jesse Lingard came on but looked anonymous as he battles to find form.But the lack of goals — United have not scored more than once in a game since their opening-day 4-0 victory against Chelsea — is not just due to misfiring forwards. The midfield looks old, flat and ponderous, a world away from the goalscoring power and creativity that Pep Guardiola’s City boast in abundance.In the absence of the injured Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic lined up alongside Scott McTominay, Juan Mata and Andreas Pereira against West Ham in a side lacking pace and ideas.United also have work to do at the back, despite the summer recruitment of Wan-Bissaka and Maguire at considerable cost.Maguire is an upgrade at centre-back and has already shown glimpses of the leadership that the club were so sorely lacking last season and Wan-Bissaka has also impressed.But 34-year-old defender Ashley Young was captain at the London Stadium and it was his scything challenge on Mark Noble that lead to the late free-kick from which West Ham scored their second goal.Solskjaer did his best to put a brave face on the defeat, saying it hinged on key moments that had gone West Ham’s way.“It’s a good group to work with,” he said of his players. “They’re determined. Sometimes along the road you’re going to hit some bumps, some highs and lows.”“This group want to do what we’re trying to do in training,” he added. “It’s key moments in games that can tip these games in our favour… but the attitude and desire is there. That’s not the problem. It’s the quality in our decision-making and sometimes in the execution.”But the manager who played for United ahead of a midfield of Keane, David Beckham and Paul Scholes will know in his heart that his side do not have the quality to challenge for the Premier League title.The more immediate problem is that on current form they look unlikely even to make the top four, which would mean another season out of the Champions League.The season is still young but the clock is already ticking for Solskjaer.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


Moon’s marvel: Gautam Gambhir calls for Sanju Samson’s inclusion in the Indian team after…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Zee NewsAdvertisement 5bnhyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb83Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec10l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5xleWould you ever consider trying this?😱sh9kzCan your students do this? 🌚wRoller skating! Powered by Firework In the wake of India being the first country to attempt a landing on the Moon’s south pole, Gautam Gambhir used it as an analogy to sell Sanju Samson’s skills with a witty tweet after Harbhajan Singh praised the Rajasthan Royals batsman for his match-winning knock.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Zee NewsSanju Samson played a sensational knock of 91 off just 48 balls to steer the India A side to victory against South Africa A in his home town of Thiruvananthapuram. The batsman also proceeded to donate his match fees to the groundsmen who worked hard to ensure play during the rain-affected series.After seeing his display, Harbhajan Singh and Gautam Gambhir united to praise the flamboyant batsman and even pushed him as a potential No.4 candidate for India. The Turbanator was the first to put out a tweet for Samson which was soon followed with a response from the former Indian opener.Advertisement Check out what they tweeted:“Why not @IamSanjuSamson at number 4 in odi.. with good technique and good head on his shoulders.. well played today anyways against SA A.” Advertisement  “Yes @harbhajan_singh on current form and his skills this Southern Star, @IamSanjuSamson can bat even on Moon’s South Pole!!! I wonder if they had space on Vikram to carry this marvel of a batsman. Well done Sanju on scoring 91 off 48 balls against South Africa A side. Read Also:Crunching the numbers: Virat Kohli reveals his loathe for maths after getting 3/100Watch: David Warner’s hilarious response to an English fan calling him cheat Advertisementlast_img read more


Lt. Gov. Guadagno Strolls Through Fair Haven

first_imgBy John BurtonFAIR HAVEN – Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno stopped by the borough’s downtown business district Wedneday afternoon, offering her support for the work being done in the public and private sectors.Guadagno was joined by state Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli, Borough Councilwoman Susan Sorensen and Borough Administrator h.The officials toured River Road Books, 759 River Road; Fair Haven Hardware, 752 River Road; and Tavolo Pronto restaurant, 610 River Road, where Guadagno met with the three business owners, inquiring how they were moving forward after Sandy and informing them about the state programs that may be of assistance to them.“This is what government is suppose to be doing,” she said, “helping people, helping businesses.”last_img read more


Bombers open AA tournament against Mark Isfeld Thursday

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers open the 2014 B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Thursday with a pair of games in round robin play.The Bombers, representing the Kootenay zone, meet Mark Isfeld of Courtney at 11 a.m. to begin play in the 16-team tournament.LVR battles host Princess Margaret at 3 p.m. to conclude Day one action. The Bombers then play Smithers in the final round robin game Friday at 9 a.m.The top four teams advance to the semi final round Friday afternoon.The semi final winners meet to determine the BC Champion Saturday.In 2013, the Bombers surprised many critics by advancing to the Final Four.However, the Bombers lost both playoff games to finish fourth in the tournament.LVR advanced to the provincial tournament by overpowering teams at the Kootenay Zone Championships held recently in Creston.last_img read more


Perkins scores hat-trick to power Selects to bronze medal at BC Soccer Provincial B Girl’s Championship

first_imgSelects then dumped Coastal FC 2-0 Friday before drawing with 2-2 with Vernon United.Abbie Bounchier-Willans and Perkins scored for the Nelson against Coastal FC while Perkins and Aroha Tahini Senchel netted goals against the Okanagan side.The tie was enough to keep Nelson ahead of Vernon in pool standings and power the Kootenay squad into the medal round.”The keys to our success was us playing a possession game, keeping control with our passing and (of course) the play of Naomi (Perkins),” Willans explained, who co-coaches with Mike Gerun — both of Jackson’s Hole Masters League success.”This year we have a powerful combination of athletes with two years experience,” he added.Perkins finished the tournament with five goals to lead the Selects offence.Sutherland was in goal for all games.The bronze medal is a bit of sweet revenge for many of the U17 Selects athletes, who finished sixth overall last season at the tournament in North Vancouver.In 2013, many of those same players lost a bid for a medal after being knocked into the consolation round on a tie-breaker following round robin play.Nelson held a lead in the final round robin game with four minutes remaining before Prospect Lake scored to earn a 3-3 tie with the Selects.The point was enough to advance Prospect Lake into the bronze medal game after edging Nelson out on a tiebreaker. Dropping the opener at the BC Soccer Provincial B Girl’s Championship didn’t stop the Nelson U17 Selects.The Selects just got better as the tournament progressed, culminating with a 6-1 trouncing of the host Attack side Sunday in the U17 Girl’s bronze medal game in Chillwack.Striker Naomi Perkins, finishing the game with a hat-trick, scored twice in the first half to stake the Kootenay Reps to the early they outsiders would not relinquish.Jenna Wheeldon, converting a penalty kick from 30 meters away, Aroha Tahini Senchel and Camille Gabhart, netting a breakaway marker, also scored for the Selects, who dominated the Fraser Valley squad from the opening kickoff.”Naomi scored on a pass from Abby (Bouchier-Willans) in the first minute of the game to set the tone for us,” said Nelson co-coach Justin Willans.”We dominated for the first 30 minutes and had two beauty saves from (keeper Bronwyn Sutherland) to keep us ahead.”Nelson opened the tournament with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Aldergove Ambush. Aroha Tahini Senchel scored the lone goal for Nelson.last_img read more



first_imgA hugely popular Café located in West Donegal has been nominated for in the Irish Restaurant Awards 2016.Caife Shli An Atlantaigh, Annagry, Co. Donegal has established itself as one finest Café’s in the locality. However, it seems the recognition has now gone national following this nomination.The lovely Café has been nominated for The Best Café&Best Newcomer, in this year’s awards.Congratulations to Tricia McBride and her staff on these well deserved nominations.A spokesman for the Annagry Hall & Annagry Tidy Towns said it was fantastic for the Café to be recognized nationally. “It’s fantastic for the locality, and I’m delighted for Tricia McBride and all her hardworking staff.“It’s been well documented that the economic situation in our area is not good, so to sustain a business is hard, hard work.“It gives everybody in the village a huge boost when you see a hardworking local business get the recognition they deserve.“Hopefully they can pick up the award now, but to even get nominated is a great achievement. DONEGAL CAFÉ NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS IRISH RESTAURANT AWARD was last modified: March 7th, 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:awardBusinessCaféIrelandnewslast_img read more


Murdered priest with links to Lough Derg on the path to sainthood

first_imgA murdered former priest that served in Donegal is set to be made a saint, it has emerged. Fr Ragheed Ganni, who served on Lough Derg, is set to be one of the first formally-recognised martyr of modern Iraq.Fr Ganni, 34, was murdered along with three sub-deacons by Islamist militants in Iraq in 2007. Former President Mary McAleese has previously described Fr Ganni as a reminder of “the cost of freedom and the price of service to others”.Mrs McAleese, who befriended Fr Ganni after originally meeting him when he was volunteering at the Donegal Christian sanctuary as a young seminarian, said when he finished his studies in Rome she asked whether he would contemplate returning to Ireland only to be told he was determined to serve the Christian community in his troubled homeland.Speaking last month, Mrs McAleese, said: “I was one of a number of people, good friends of his, who tried to persuade him not to do that.“He knew better than any of us how dangerous it was, but he was quite determined that his vocation and his mission lay among his own people, his own family, in bringing them pastoral help and comfort. Fr Dick Mohan, who was Prior at Lough Derg when Fr Ganni worked on the island, said  he was “delighted to hear that news because Ragheed was a very special person, and many, many people who were privileged to meet him in Lough Derg and to hear him and become friends with him will be happy to know that his goodness has been recognised.”Murdered priest with links to Lough Derg on the path to sainthood was last modified: September 16th, 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