MFA, Orange Liberia Announce Second Annual Youth Football Tournament

first_imgMFA student-athletes celebrate their triumph in the 2018 MFA-Orange youth tournament(Photo: MFA)-Nine Counties to participateMonrovia Football Academy and Orange Liberia have announced that their second annual youth football tournament will begin on Saturday, March 9, 2019.According to a release from the academy, the 2019 Orange-MFA Youth Football Festival will run from March 9-April 27. Boys and girls ages 12 and under will be eligible to play in the tournament. Participating counties in this year’s edition include Bomi, Bong, Gbarpolu, Grand Brassa, Grand Cape Mount, Lofa, Margibi, Montserrado, and Nimba.The tournament will also be used as a mechanism for the recruitment of new student-athletes for the Academy.The final will be played on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Monrovia. “MFA and Orange Liberia are thrilled to provide this opportunity for Liberia’s bright and talented youth,” the release said.In the previous edition held from April 14-28, 2018, MFA and Orange hosted the youth football tournament in six of Liberia’s 15 counties, reaching more than 2,000 children. MFA later welcomed 240 young footballers from the six counties, as well as more than 2,500 fans, to the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia for the festival’s final.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Disaggregate, audit every cent before paying — financial consultant

first_imgUS$460M pre-contract costThe US$460 million which has been quoted as pre-contract sums the Guyana Government has to pay to ExxonMobil should be thoroughly disaggregated and audited before being paid to the oil giant.This is the view of financial consultant John Seeram, who, in a recent interview with this publication, noted the importance of Guyana knowing exactly what it is paying for under the heading ‘pre-contract cost’.“The latest I have read is that there is an invoice for US$460 million. And it is obvious that before the Government of Guyana makes any payment those accounts should be audited. That is where the role of the internal auditor comes in, and it is a very important role,” he said.The pre-contract costs contained in the Production Sharing AgreementHe noted: “Because you have to be very much aware of what you are auditing, and what is acceptable in the accounts and what is not acceptable by the Guyana Government in the determination of the $460 million. We have to audit that account, and I would personally advise: ‘do not pay until it is fully audited and a dollar amount determined’.”Seeram, Chairman of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Guyana chapter, also noted that it is important to get the disaggregated sums before any payment can be made. This, he noted, would provide detailed quotations, and persons would be able to judge whether the sums incurred should be paid by the Guyana Government, and not Exxon.In a report done on the oil sector last year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had urged the Guyana Government to start, as soon as possible, auditing all exploration and development costs being racked up by the oil company.When he presented the 2018 budget last year, Finance Minister Winston Jordan had alluded to the impending establishment of an Oil and Gas Unit at the GRA. The IMF had said establishment of this unit should become a priority of the Government.“It will be important for this unit to start verifying and undertaking audits of costs incurred during the exploration and development phase, which is getting underway now. It would be advantageous to establish close working relations between the GRA and the sector regulators, to ensure that the limited petroleum sector expertise in Government is applied most efficiently,” the IMF had stated in its report.The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres. Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is the operator, and holds a 45 per cent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd holds a 30 per cent interest, and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds a 25 per cent interest.Since ExxonMobil’s 2015 oil find in Guyana, the country has attracted international attention, and this has precipitated intense sensitization exercises.In May 2015, Exxon confirmed that more than 295 feet of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs were encountered at its Liza 1 exploration well.To give an idea of the company’s total investment, Exxon has put the Liza Phase 1 project costs at over US$4 billion. It is estimated that the lease capitalization cost alone for the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel is US$1.2 billion.The company subsequently found oil in the Liza 2, Liza 3, Payara, Turbot 1 and Ranger 1 wells. It has also started drilling in its Pacora well, with additional drilling planned for this year.Guyana will have to audit and verify cost oil claims Exxon will make on its revenue. Exxon is expected to use revenue from its production in order to recoup its capital investment. Whatever remains of this is the ‘profit oil’ Guyana will have to split with the oil company and its associates.According to Annex C of the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) Guyana signed with Exxon, pre-contract cost “shall include four hundred and sixty million, two hundred and thirty-seven thousand and nine hundred and eighteen United States Dollars (USS 460,237,918) in respect of all such costs incurred under the 1999 Petroleum Agreement prior to the year ended 2015.”last_img read more

Real Madrid travel to Girona in eye of political storm

first_img0Shares0000Fresh from picking up FIFA’s award for the best player of 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo will be one of number of Real stars to return for their match on October 29 © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLMADRID, Spain, Oct 27 – After watching Barcelona cope ably with the distraction of political tension sweeping across Spain in recent weeks, it is Real Madrid’s turn to head into the eye of the storm on Sunday when they travel to Girona.It is the European champions’ first trip to Catalonia since violence marred a separatist called independence referendum for the region on October 1 that has sparked weeks of political chaos. The atmosphere surrounding Real’s first ever top-flight visit to Girona, a heartland of pro-independence support, could be further intensified should the Spanish government follow through with plans this weekend to seize Catalonia’s autonomous powers in an attempt to stave off a declaration of independence.But the protagonists insist they are preparing solely with the 90 minutes on the pitch in mind.“We will have the security there as always to play a football match, nothing more,” said Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.“We are thinking solely about the match as always and not about what could happen around it.”As is normal on trips to Catalonia, Real will not use their official team bus for fear of reprisals.“It won’t be the first time that this has happened and there is no need to give it any further importance,” Real’s Director of Institutional Relations, Emilio Butragueno, told Spanish sports daily Marca.“Real Madrid are a football club and we will only talk about the football – that is all we focus on, to win and to make our fans happy.”Fresh from picking up FIFA’s award for the best player of 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo will be one of number of Real stars to return after being rested for Real’s Copa del Rey last 32, first leg at third-tier Fuenlabrada on Thursday.Gareth Bale once again misses out through injury, although there is hope the Welshman could return from a calf problem in time to face his old side Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Wednesday.– Valverde’s homecoming –Barcelona’s coach Ernesto Valverde returns to San Mames for the first time since swapping Bilbao for Barcelona in June 2017 © AFP/File / Josep LAGOPolitical distractions aside, Real remain in need of the points in Girona in their chase of Barcelona, who travel to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday hoping to open up an eight-point lead over their rivals.Barca boss Ernesto Valverde returns to San Mames for the first time since swapping Bilbao for Barcelona in June.“No matter where you have made your career or where you have played, everyone has the club they are most defined by and mine clearly is Athletic,” Valverde told Barcelona’s website.“The first time you go back you try to concentrate on your own team because if you go around shaking hands with everyone you forget there is a game and three very important points at stake.”Valverde’s influence at both Barca and Athletic has been noted in the first few months of the campaign.Whilst the Catalans have won 12 and drawn one of their last 13 games in all competitions, the Basques have just one win in 11 and have slipped to 11th in the table.– Atletico go for goals –Atletico Madrid are better-placed just six points back on Barcelona in fourth, but have been dogged by a lack of ruthlessness in front of goal all season as they await the return of club record signing Diego Costa in January.“It is the same thing as always, our lack of efficiency in front of goal doesn’t give us the calm we need. We don’t score the goals and, in the end, we suffer,” midfielder Saul Niguez said after Atletico were held 1-1 by third-tier Elche in the Cup on Wednesday.By contrast, Atletico’s rock solid defence comes up against the most in-form striker in the league on Saturday as Cedric Bakambu’s Villarreal visit the Wanda Metropolitano.Bakambu has scored six times in his last three La Liga outings to lift Villarreal to sixth.“Three points against Villarreal will put us back in a good position and the dynamic of the group will change,” added Saul.Fixtures SaturdayAlaves v Valencia (2pm), Atletico Madrid v Villarreal (7:30pm), Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona (9:45pm), Sevilla v Leganes (11:30)SundayGetafe v Real Sociedad (1pm), Girona v Real Madrid (5:15pm), Eibar v Levante (7:30pm), Malaga v Celta Vigo (9:45pm)MondayEspanyol v Real Betis, Las Palmas v Deportivo la Coruna (10pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Korean-American residents hoping old foes will bury the hatchet at last

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityIt also came just a day after North Korea signed on to an international deal to disable its nuclear facilities. “I don’t pay attention to politics and politicians,” said Soo Oh of Woodland Hills, manager of the receiving area at a supermarket in the Reseda shopping center, “but this seems to have promise.” “This raises hope. Let’s hope they don’t disappoint.” Some Korean-Americans especially expressed hope for the disabling of North Korea’s nuclear facilities – which the country has promised to do after decades of moving to become a nuclear power. “It is a good sign for world peace,” Moon said. A historic pledge by North and South Korean leaders Thursday to bring peace to the two countries was greeted with optimism by local Korean-Americans, who hope a long-awaited reconciliation is in sight to unite a country divided by war more than a half-century ago. “Korea is a great country, and peace will go a long way in the world seeing its greatness,” said Carolyn Moon, operator of an organic health store in a Korean shopping center in Reseda. Leaders of the two countries vowed to bring peace by seeking talks with China and the United States to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War. The agreement came at the end of only the second summit between the divided Koreas, where war ended with an armistice and created what is now the last bastion of the Cold War. The optimism was echoed by Korean-Americans in the Koreatown area west of downtown Los Angeles, which is home to 200,000 Koreans. At a Koreatown driving range, golf pro Hun Park said a peace treaty would be a welcome boon to next year’s Beijing Olympics. “Wouldn’t it make a great statement for the opening ceremony?” Park said. “Korea’s joint team to be emblematic of the two Koreas finding their way to come together?” Coming to L.A. Many Korean-Americans who now make their homes in L.A. emigrated in the wake of the Korean War, including families such as that of Jane Kim Chang, 46, of Porter Ranch. “My father fought in the Korean War and didn’t like what happened (afterward),” said Chang, former president of the Valley Korean American Parents Association. “He didn’t want his son to go through what he had gone through, so he brought us all to America.” In the San Fernando Valley, Korean-Americans have largely settled in Northridge, Granada Hills and Chatsworth, where good schools were a magnet for education-conscious Koreans like Chang. An artist, she has a fine-arts degree from UCLA. Her oldest child is an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania. “I hope this is just the first step of interacting between North Korea and South Korea and of them working together,” she said. “They should be working hand in hand.” Some local Korean-Americans said that in addition to the economic and nuclear ramifications of the agreement, the deal will have a strong emotional impact. “So many families have been separated for generations because of the way Korea has been divided,” said Kim Lee, a spa owner in Koreatown. “There are entire families in the South who have never known their relatives in the North.” In the 54 years after an armistice ended the Korean War, two profoundly different Koreas have evolved – a democratic South that is a world economic power buttressed by 28,000 American troops on its soil, and an impoverished, totalitarian North. Steps toward peace But North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun signed their peace agreement after three days of meetings in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, in only the second such summit between the countries. The two Koreas “agreed to closely cooperate to end military hostility and ensure peace and easing of tension on the Korean peninsula,” according to their statement. Substantive progress on any peace treaty would require the participation of the U.S. and China, which also fought in the conflict. South Korea never signed the 1953 armistice ending the war. The United States already has pledged to discuss peace, but has insisted that any final settlement would be contingent on Pyongyang’s total nuclear disarmament. The summit ended a day after an agreement between North Korea and the U.S. – along with other regional powers at China-hosted arms talks – in which Pyongyang promised to disable its main nuclear facilities and fully declare its nuclear programs by Dec. 31. Many Korean-Americans in L.A. said they believed today’s global economy made it inevitable that the two governments would eventually sign a peace and economic agreement. “South Korea has too much to offer – it could only be to the advantage (of North Korea),” said Justin Shim, a store manager in Reseda. “This is a first step of maybe many steps. The future is very promising.” The Associated Press contributed to this report. (818) 713-3761160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Troy story: Ohio St. enjoys Fiesta

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Smith, the offensive MVP, also sat out this year’s opener, but has improved steadily since then. He completed 19 of 28 passes for a career-high 342 yards and ran for another 66 in 13 attempts. “First of all, I want to let you know that sitting out of last year’s bowl, I didn’t think about that as much as you probably think I did,” Smith said. “To me, this year’s seniors, this group of guys on the field, that’s what it was about. I don’t like taking a lot of credit for what goes on on the field because it takes 11 guys.” Antonio Pittman, who rushed for 136 yards in 21 carries, broke free on a 60-yard touchdown run to seal the victory with 1:46 to play. Ginn caught eight passes for 167 yards. He zigzagged into the end zone on his long run to help the Buckeyes take to a 21-7 halftime en route to their third Fiesta Bowl victory in four years. Holmes caught five passes for 124 yards. A.J. Hawk, Ohio State’s Lombardi Award-winning linebacker and the game’s defensive MVP, sacked his girlfriend’s brother, Brady Quinn, twice. Hawk also ran down Quinn to stop a third-down play early in the fourth quarter. TEMPE, Ariz. – Troy Smith found a measure of redemption and Notre Dame found itself a bowl loser again in a Fiesta Bowl matchup brimming with big plays by the Buckeyes. Suspended from last year’s Alamo Bowl for taking $500 from a booster, Smith hooked up on a pair of long touchdown passes and fourth-ranked Ohio State beat the No. 5 Irish 34-20 Monday night, sending them to their eighth straight bowl loss. Santonio Holmes set a Fiesta Bowl record with an 85-yard TD catch, then said he forgoing his senior season to enter the NFL Draft. Ted Ginn scored on a 68-yard end around and caught a 56-yard touchdown pass for the Buckeyes (10-2). Darius Walker scored all three touchdowns for Notre Dame (9-3). The Irish fell to 13-14 overall in bowls, a disappointing end for Charlie Weis in his first year as their coach. center_img Quinn, a third-team all-American behind USC’s Matt Leinart and Vince Young of Texas, completed 29 of 45 for 286 yards but no touchdowns. Walker gained 90 yards in 16 attempts. The Irish gave up a season-high 617 yards, 275 on the ground. “Those big plays are our Achilles’ heel,” cornerback Mike Richardson said. “We always harp on big plays. Giving up those plays put it out of reach.” A crucial play came when a video replay nullified what would have been an Ohio State turnover in the third quarter. With Notre Dame trailing 21-13 and the Buckeyes driving, Smith threw over the middle to Anthony Gonzalez, who dropped the ball at the Irish 12. Tom Zbikowski picked it up for Notre Dame and ran 88 yards to the end zone. An illegal block would have brought it back to the Buckeyes’ 21, but a video review of the play determined Gonzalez juggled the ball and it was ruled an incompletion. “That was THE play,” Weis said. “What I said to the official on the field is I hope your guy upstairs was right because that changed the whole complexion of the game.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgAnnual Summer Barbecue The club’s annual summer barbecue took place last Saturday, August 13th at the Scarvey.  The band Palomini played first and were followed by the €10,000 lotto draw, the strictly come dancing draw and finally by Mickey & Charlie and their band.  Many thanks to Brian Stokes who organised the event and to all those who helped out before, during and after.€10,000 Lotto Jackpot The main lotto draw went ahead as normal but didn’t produce any winners.  Therefore, a further draw took place get rid of the €10,000 lotto jackpot.  There was one prize of €5,000 and five prizes of €1,000, one of which was restricted to club members.  Oisin (X) Doherty, Ballymagan, Buncrana was the lucky winner of the top prize of €5,000.   The five €1,000 winners were as follows:  Michelle Doherty, Oakfield Crescent, Buncrana, Co. Donegal; Brendan Ryan, Ard Na Greine, Buncrana, Co. Donegal; Shaun McCallion, Oakfield Close, Buncrana, Co. Donegal; Janette McLaughlin, Moyle Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal; Oliver Prunty, C/o Gary Duffy, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.  Many thanks to all those who sold tickets and helped to organise the draw.Buncrana GAA Strictly Come DancingSunday 30th of October 2011 has been set as the date of the final of Buncrana GAA’s strictly come dancing!  A draw took place at the barbecue on Saturday night to decide the partners for the competition.  The line-up is as follows: Elizabeth Ann Nelson & Robert Callaghan; Lisa Wilson & Tom Clare; Michelle McCarron & John Peter Doherty (Roe); Martina Blake & Finn Hegarty; Mary Philomena Kerr & Pat McMyler; Angela Cassidy & Benny McGee; Madeline Fullerton Redmond & Shane McDaid; Marie Breslin & Adrian McColgan; Lisa Doherty & Pauric Óg O’Flaherty; Andrea Hutchinson & Tom O’Connor; Lorna Gallanagh & Andy McLaughlin; Lisa Dillon & John Toner.  Good luck to everyone involved.All Ireland Semi-Final Tickets Ticket orders for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final between Donegal and Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday 28th August have to be made by Tuesday 16th August.  As with previous orders each club can only submit one order .  Orders must be with Pauline Grant by text in time for the order deadline of 4pm (086 081 2429).The Clarion Hotel Clonliffe Valley, Dublin have been in contact with the club offering discounted prices to anyone wishing to stay in Dublin over the semi-final weekend.  Anyone interested in these special supporters rates should contact Santa Eglite, on 01-625-8007 or at and she will send you all the details.Buncrana CupThe final of the Buncrana Cup, between Derry and Tyrone, took place at the Scarvey on Saturday last.  This under sixteen inter-county competition is an annual affair, set-up to commemorate those killed by the Omagh bomb.  Derry were hoping to make it three in a row but Tyrone had other ideas.  Tyrone were the much hungrier side and this proved to be the decisive factor.  Tyrone ran out convincing winners, refusing to stop even when the game was won.  The game was officiated by Buncrana referee Paddy McGonigle.Senior Football Buncrana bounced back from a mid-week league defeat at home to Burt (0-4 to 0-11) to record a good away win at Urris (0-8 to 2-5), in a competitive and entertaining fixture.Ladies’ Football Senior ladies team training starts on Wednesday 17th August at 7pm.  Everyone welcome.Bord na nÓg Under 12 HurlingThe u12 hurlers continued their impressive form with comfortable wins over Burt and Strabane in recent weeks.  The strength and depth of this squad was proven with several players missing over the period some of the younger members of the team proved themselves well able to step up.   This Thursday Four Master’s Donegal Town will visit, all players to be at the Scarvey for 6.40pm.  More importantly this squad will take part in Owenbeg, Derry in the last of the Derry blitzes were the boys will compete in the A-Division.  The club will also be fielding u8’s and u10’s with a bus probably leaving at 9am, more details during the week.Under 14 Football Buncrana under 14 footballers traveled to play Malin on Wednesday night, in their first championship match of the year.  Buncrana started off slowly in desparate weather conditions, conceding an early goal followed by two quick Malin points in the first ten minutes.  However that proved to be Malin’s final score of the proceedings as Buncrana went on to register 1-9 without reply, to take the advantage into halftime. In spite of deteriorating weather conditions Buncrana started the second half as they finished the first, by dominating battles in key areas of the pitch.  Buncrana put another goal and six points on the score board without reply.  The game finished, Buncrana 2-15 Malin 1-02.  Overall, it was an exception team performance from the boys.Donegal GAA Team Training Fund Golf Classic, Thursday 18th August, Ballybofey/Stranorlar Golf CourseThere are only a few slots available for teams who wish to participate in the above golf classic,  currently we have 45 teams signed up to play. Tee boxes costing €50 euro are available to any person, business or club who wishes to support the classic. Advertising  space in our A4, 24 page programme is limited due to the great support the classic has received.Should anyone be interested in sponsoring a tee box, please contact Charlie Cannon, 087 694 9125 or PJ McGowan, 086 222 2750 or any of the organising committee –Gerry Rushe, Nicola Ferry, Eilish Rushe, Barney Gallagher, Patrick Ellison, Crona Regan.Weekly Lotto DrawThe results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 2nd August in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows.   The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 22-23-27-28.There were no winners.   The winning numbers for the €2,075 Lotto Plus draw were 09-11-25-27.  There were also no winners.   There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:Mary McGee, St Oran’s Road;Eamonn Coyle, Rockdale;Brendan Ryan, Ard na Greine;Jimmy McBride, The Woods;Roisin Bradley, Castle Avenue.RecyclingCLOTHES RECYCLING FACILITIES NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SCARVEY!Club NotesAnyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email, stating so.Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108).  Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration.To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 15th, 2011 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:GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Arsenal vs Everton: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news

first_imgEverton will be looking to shock Arsenal as they travel to the Emirates this weekend.Marco Silva’s side have made a poor start to the season and are still reeling from the lacklustre 3-1 defeat at home to West Ham last week. Unai Emery’s side have won their last three top-flight games impact MONEY BEST OF FOOTBALL LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Getty 1 REVEALED silverware Arsenal have recovered from a slow start and have taken nine points from a possible nine.Unai Emery’s side are starting to get into a groove and can record a sixth-straight win over Everton on this ground.What time is kick-off?This Premier League clash will be held on Sunday, September 23.Kick-off at the Emirates is at 4pm.When the Toffees visited here last season, they were on the end of a 5-1 thrashing.Which TV channel is it on?You can catch all the action live on Sky Sports Premier League, Main Event and Ultra HD.Coverage begins at 3.30pm.If you don’t have Sky, grab a NOW TV pass for £7.99 which will allow you to stream the match on your mobile, tablet or laptop. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade What is the team news?Summer signing Lucas Torreira makes his first Premier League start for Arsenal, who make seven changes from their victory over Vorskla in the Europa League on Thursday.Meanwhile, Everton make three changes as Richarlison, Michael Keane and Tom Davies, who captains the side start for the Toffees.Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Papastathopoulos, Monreal, Torreira, Xhaka, Ozil, Ramsey, Aubameyang, LacazetteSubs: Elneny, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Iwobi, Leno, Welbeck, GuendouziEverton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Zouma, Digne, Gueye, Davies, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-LewinSubs: Holgate, Baines, Tosun, Schneiderlin, Bernard, Stekelenburg, Lookmanlast_img read more


first_imgOne of the nine articulated lorries filled with electrical goods.Donegal County Council has collected 40 tonnes of waste and helped to filled nine articulated lorries.Throughout August the council in conjunction with WEEE Ireland organised eight free “one- off” electrical goods recycling days across the county.These days took place over the course of three weekends in Falcarragh, Carrigart, Bunbeg, Buncrana, Lifford, Kilybegs, Bundoran and Glencolmcille. Over 40 tonnes of all types of large and small waste electrical and electronic goods were collected for recycling, filling a total of nine articulated lorries.WEEE standing for waste electrical and electronic equipment was set up to allow householders to bring back their old electrical or electronic items to retailers for free.Meaning that if a retailer has given a householder 24 hours’ notice of delivery and your old item is ready for collection the retailer must collect the old item on delivery of the new one, completely free of charge.If the item is not available for immediate collection and the householder has been given 24 hours’ notice of delivery the householder can return the item to the store or to a recycling centre. If however, the retailer has not given 24hours’ notice of delivery the householder can ask the retailer to return and take the old item back within 15 days. Consumers purchasing goods online or from catalogues should be aware that the retailer must ensure that electrical goods can be returned free of charge on a one-for-one basis. They must also place a visible notice on their website, catalogue or advertisements indicating free take-back.Larger electrical stores with sales that are greater than 400 sq metres must take back small electrical and electronic items (less than 25cm) free of charge without any obligation to purchase a new one.Bring waste electrical goods back to one of Donegal’s six Recycling Centres for FreeYou can bring back your waste electrical goods free of charge all year round to any one of the six recycling centres in Donegal. The recycling centres are located in Letterkenny, Laghey, Milford, Carndonagh, Dungloe and Stranorlar.All sizes and all types of old unwanted electrical goods or electronic goods are accepted for recycling free of charge, basically anything with a plug or a battery. Check out opening hours at . For more information on the free recycling of electrical or electronic goods visit or or contact David Friel Recycling Officer on 074 9176274 or Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer on 074 9176276.REVEALED: COUNCIL ‘SHOCKS’ PUBLIC INTO MASSIVE RECYCLING DRIVE! was last modified: September 10th, 2014 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:Donegal County Councilrecyclinglast_img read more

Council takes control of Owens pact amid rising cost

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Legislation and litigation have led to efforts by Los Angeles’ DWP to mitigate the situation. Estimates in 1998 suggested the project would cost about $120 million, said Richard Harasick, who directs the dust mitigation efforts for the DWP. “There wasn’t much known at that time about what that project would entail,” he said. Councilman Greig Smith added that the costs could have been driven up by the city’s handling of litigation related to the project. But Councilman Tony Cardenas, who asked that the council assert jurisdiction over the contract, said he wants to probe deeper into city policy surrounding the project and the reasons for the rising costs. The City Council voted Tuesday to assert jurisdiction over a $103 million contract for dust mitigation at Owens Valley Lake as officials expressed concern about mounting costs. The council’s unanimous vote on the item – which had previously gone before the Board of Water and Power Commissioners – came as the price tag for the Department of Water and Power project has more than tripled to $400 million. “It has become this place we’re throwing money at,” said Councilwoman Janice Hahn. The project is a legacy of Los Angeles’ diversion of Owens Valley water in the early 20th century. The diversion fueled the growth of Los Angeles but caused serious dust pollution in the Owens Valley as the lake dried up. “I don’t care if it’s a $10 million or a $103 million contract,” Cardenas said. “The bottom line is how does it fit: Are we convoluting ourselves into spending money and getting more and more contracts or are we arriving at a resolution effectively and appropriately?” The contract now goes to the council’s Commerce, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which Cardenas chairs. He said it could return to the council in a matter of weeks. The project timeline could be affected if a delay is extended, Harasick said. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Scottish cyclists’ amazing €10K cheque for hospice

first_imgA group of cyclists who completed a marathon trek from Glasgow to Gortahork this summer have returned to Ireland to deliver a cheque for almost €10,000 to Donegal Hospice.The cash was raised by the 18 members of the Cathcart Pedallers, most of whom had never cycled before they began training for their 220-mile trip.From the start, they decided all proceeds from their efforts – which included sponsorship and a charity night – would be split between the hospice in Letterkenny and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow. The cheque for £8,452 was delivered to Donegal by four of the Pedallers with local connections: Seamus Ferry (Fanaboy), Tommy and Lorraine Docherty (Gortahork) and Maeve Carson (Braade).Afterwards Tommy Docherty said: “We were honoured to represent our whole group, who are just a bunch of close friends from the South Side of Glasgow.Cheque presentation, Left to right: Seamus Ferry, Tommy Docherty, Rosemary Sweeney (Donegal Hospice), Maeve Carson, Lorraine Docherty, Rena Alcorn (Donegal Hospice).“Cycling to Donegal was the experience of a lifetime for us. It was hard work in parts, especially for those who were relatively new to cycling.“I’m sure we’ll all remember the hard day’s pedal up the slope to Errigal, then the marvellous views of the Poison Glen from the top. “The welcome when we finished at the Loch Altan Hotel in Gortahork was also special.“We had great fun but the important thing is that we raised some funds to help the fantastic work being done by the people at Donegal Hospice in Letterkenny and their counterparts in Glasgow.“I’d also like to thank former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness and Glasgow’s Lord Provost Sadie Docherty for their support..”Scottish cyclists’ amazing €10K cheque for hospice was last modified: September 23rd, 2016 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