Minister says Irish Water registration dead line is not definitive

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Minister says Irish Water registration dead line is not definitive Pinterest Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Homepage BannerNews Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Pinterest Previous articleMcHugh on Donegal’s solid league start and Tyrone’s opening day defeatNext articlePolice investigating Derry crash seek Donegal registered car News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook The Environment Minister says people will still be able to register for Irish Water after tonight’s deadline.Irish Water says 42 percent of those who are customers of the utility have yet to register their details.Those who have registered are in line to receive a 100 euro water conservation grant, even if they’re not customers of the utility.Minister Alan Kelly is encouraging people to register, but says there’s still time to do so after midnight tonight:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/14kell.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook By News Highland – February 2, 2015 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApplast_img read more

This is another great test of the Nelson Leafs

first_imgSporting a 3-3 record, the Nelson Leafs play host to hottest team in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, Murdoch Division leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Friday at the NDCC Arena.The Hawks have been tearing up the league, outscoring the opposition 29-13 en route to a six-game winning streak to open the campaign.“It’s early in the year,” said Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan when asked about the tail of two different teams taking to the ice for the 7 p.m. puck drop Friday.“It’s not like we’re getting blown out in our games. We’re out shooting most of the teams we’ve played against.”Some of the Leafs troubles have been the tough, early season schedule McLellan penciled in during the summer and the roster filled with younger, but skilled, players needing understand the difference between junior and minor hockey.Nelson has played league heavyweights like Kelowna, Fernie and Osoyoos, all in the first month of the season.“I did that on purpose . . . schedule us against a lot of the top teams,” McLellan explained. “It provides us with a benchmark of  where our team is in the league.”Beaver Valley has been led by 20-year-old forwards Braden Fuller and Jace Weegar, and set-up man Allan Pruss, leading the Hawkls with eight assists.Nelson travels to Spokane Sunday to meet the Braves in an afternoon encounter.The Leafs defeated Spokane 4-1 in the first meeting of the season.
New players join the Leafs McLellan told The Nelson Daily he’s added a few new players to the roster, a little earlier than the skipper previously thought would happen.Tyler Garia, who played for Nelson in the past, arrives in camp from 100 Mile House Wranglers to provide some much-needed leadership on the forward line for the Leafs. “Tyler is a 20-year-old forward we’re looking to to help some of our younger players learn how to score,” McLellan explained.“We’ve got 14 rookies on this team who are very skilled but are not used to playing at the junior level.”Garcia, from Anchorage, Alaska, played 26 games for Nelson in 2013-14 before being traded to Kimberley Dynamiters.He started the next season with Kimberley before being dispatched to 100 Mile House.Also expected in camp soon is defenceman Austin Anselmo, who was released by Coquitlam Express of the BC Hockey League.Players in, Players outMcLellan said forward Timothy Nichols should be back after missing the past four games due to injury.However, captain Rayce Miller is gone for both weekend games after being hit with a two-game suspension.Miller twice was whistled for goaltender interference penalties during Friday, September 25 against Princeton Posse.The two goalie infractions carries an automatic two-game sit.Green and White Rotation between the Pipes It’s goaltending by committee to start the season for the Leafs as the coaching staff continues to rotate goalies.McLellan said both Joseph Barton and Everett Yasinski will continue to see action as the Leafs sort out the the net minding position.Parent to fill seats on Parent WeekendNext weekend Nelson hosts three games at the NDCC Arena as the franchise welcomes the parents to the Heritage City to see the players in action.Nelson meets Golden Rockets, Friday, Beaver Valley, Saturday, and Summerland Steam, Sunday.last_img read more

Nelson Minor Hockey opens up registration for 2016-17 campaign

first_imgFor more information, and/or to register, go to the Nelson Minor Hockey website. Now that the hockey season is winding down, it’s time for parents and players to prepare for next season as Nelson Minor Hockey has opened up the registration lines for applications for the 2016-17 campaign.Players wanting to play Rep Hockey should note the deadline for registration is May 31, 2016. This allows executive members and coaches to plan for tournaments and games for the upcoming season.House players have until uly 31, 2016 to sign up for the upcoming season.last_img read more

Southampton call for investigation into Liverpool’s ‘illegal’ Van Dijk approach

first_img1 Southampton have asked the Premier League to investigate an alleged illegal approach from Liverpool for Virgil van Dijk.It is understood Southampton are yet to receive any contact from Liverpool regarding Van Dijk, despite the defender apparently indicating he is eager to move to Anfield.Jurgen Klopp has made Van Dijk his top target this summer but Saints have been irritated by what they see as an attempt to unsettle their player and are ready to reject an official offer.Klopp is thought to have been key in persuading Van Dijk to favour Liverpool over the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, and Southampton believe that amounts to an illegal approach.Liverpool may now face an ever-tougher battle to secure the 25-year-old, who has become one of the most sought-after defenders in the league since moving to the south coast from Celtic less than two years ago.Last month, Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger said the club could turn down even a £60million bid for Van Dijk.“Can we? Yes,” Krueger said. “We do not need to sell any player for the first time since I’ve been here.” Virgil van Dijk last_img read more

Up to 800 homes without power following ESB fault

first_imgA power outage has struck South Inishowen this evening, impacting just under 800 homes and businesses.The ESB fault occurred at 5.18pm in Newtowncunningham and surrounding areas.Emergency repair crews are working on the issue and it is estimated that power will be restored to customers by 9pm. Up to 800 homes without power following ESB fault was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

UK investors ‘still believe in South Africa’

first_img12 October 2012British companies based in South Africa have not been shaken by the ongoing strikes and the recent Marikana tragedy because they believe the country is a good place to invest in the long term, says UK Secretary of Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable.British companies make up over half the foreign direct investment (FDI) in South Africa.Cable was briefing the media in Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday following a meeting with Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.Cable said British companies based in South Africa were “not fazed” by mining sector strikes, but rather considered the long-term perspective when they considered whether or not to remain in a country.SA fundamentals ‘attractive to investors’He said South Africa had a lot of “fundamentals that are attractive to investors”.“I think the assessment of serious investors here is that South Africa is an open economy and approaches foreign investment in a positive and welcoming way,” Cable told MPs. “The regime is a good one.”Cable was accompanied by a delegation of UK small and medium-sized firms and had visited UK company Bombardier, which supplied the Gautrain, while in the country.He said he believed there might be some developments for UK investments in the area of skills and apprentice training.Although value on inward investment had slowed, the number of projects had risen, and Cable said there had been rapid growth in trade between South Africa and the UK in recent months.Although trade has been more or less balanced, South African exports to the UK have recently declined, but Cable said the aim was to achieve balanced trade between the two countries.UK firms ‘considering a number of SA projects’Minister Davies, also briefing reporters, said UK companies were considering a number of projects in South Africa, including a number in business process outsourcing (BPO), which could potentially create as many as 4 000 jobs, as well as investments in the hospitality sector and a plastics manufacturing project.He said the 2015 target of doubling trade between SA and the UK looked unlikely to be met before 2016 and 2017, adding that his department would soon promote a list of value-added products to the UK.Commenting about the bulk wine issue, Davies said there were no environmental regulations in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that made it mandatory for countries to ensure that carbon emissions were kept at the lowest possible level when goods were shipped between two countries.He said flying or shipping goods from one part of the earth to another did not necessary mean that the product necessarily had a higher carbon footprint than those manufactured locally.At times more emissions were emitted in manufacturing a product locally or when consumers had to drive many long distances to buy the product from retailers, he said.The bulk wine issue has cost South Africa about a 1 000 jobs in its bottling sector, because wine destined for the UK is now placed in plastic containers rather than bottles.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Bungee jumping in South Africa

first_imgOne of South Africa’s tourism attributes is that it has the third highest commercial bungee jump in the world. Here’s more information about bungee jumping and bridge swinging in the country.If you’re looking for adventure, Downhill Adventures is one of the bungee jumping operators in South Africa that you can contact. (Image: Downhill Adventures)Brand South Africa reporterWeehah! South Africa has the third highest commercial bungee jump in the world – it’s official. At 216 metres, it’s not for the faint of heart.The jump is run by Face Adrenalin, at the Bloukrans Bridge on the border of the Eastern and Western Cape.The same company also offers a range of jumps on the much lower Gouritz River Bridge near Mossel Bay, also in the Western Cape. Here you’ll also find South Africa’s only commercial bridge swinging operation, run by Wildthing Adventures.Abseil, rapp jumpHang out a kilometre high over Cape Town, over crashing waves at Knysna, or rapp jump down skyscrapers in Johannesburg or Durban.Not sure of difference between bungee jumping and bridge swinging? With bungee, you jump off a bridge (or other high fixed platform) with giant elastic bands usually, but not always, tied to your feet.Bridge swinging, on the other hand, involves jumping from one bridge while tied in to climbing ropes suspended from an adjacent bridge.Bungee jumping operatorsBig Rush, in Durban, is recognised by Guinness World Records as the tallest swing in the world! It is to be found at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, which has plenty of other attractions on offer. The big swing is located inside the Stadium, launching from the iconic arch. Everything else you need to know can by found on the Big Rush website.Cape Xtreme presents tours of Cape Town and overland tours. Included in the adventure activities are white water rafting, quad biking, shark cage diving, bungee jumping at the Bloukrans River Bridge, and trips to the Kruger National Park, Mozambique, and Kenya.Cape Town-based Downhill Adventures has a number of bungee jumping options. There’s a two-day trip that includes jumps off the Gouritz and Bloukrans Bridges, a one-day option that includes a visit to the Gouritz Bridge, and a combo Great Shark-Jump option that includes cage diving with Great White Sharks and bungee jumping at the Gouritz Bridge. Bridge swinging, single or tandem, is also part of the deal.Face Adrenaline presents bungee jumping at the 216-metre-high Bloukrans Bridge on the Garden Route, the highest commercial jump site in the world. They’ve been doing it since 1997 and that experience makes Face Adrenalin hard to beat. They also offer the Flying Fox – a 200-metre-long cable (foofie) slide.Living on the Edge Adventures hosts Bungee Mogale, which operates off the Kings Kloof Bridge in Krugersdorp / Mogale City. People between the weights of 40 and 120 kilograms are able to do the bungee jump, but no tandem jumps are allowed. The height of the jump is about 50 metres – plenty high for adrenaline seekers!Orlando Towers in Soweto, Johannesburg calls itself a vertical adventure centre, and it’s hard to argue with that description. They offer bungee jumping, climbing, abseiling, rap jumping, and swinging. The Towers, with their eye-catching paintings, were once part of one of the most advanced power stations in the southern hemisphere. They no longer function as a power station, but with all their exciting offerings there is still electricity in the air!The Big Swing, located at the Panorama Gorge in Graskop, Mpumalanga, features a freefall from a height of 80 metres, which crosses the Gorge at a sensational speed.Wildthing Adventures offers bridge jumping, which involves a big fall in a body harness before swinging between two bridges. It happens at the Gouritz River Bridge and has attracted visitors from over 70 countries. The record for the oldest jumper belongs to a 91-year-old man, the youngest to a five-year-old boy. Wildthing also presents other adventure activities, such as mountain biking, white water rafting and canoeing.Sources: South African Tourism, Wildthing Adventures, The Big Swing, Orlando Towers, Bungee Mogale, Face Adrenalin, Downhill Adventures, Cape Xtreme and Big Rush.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Twitter Redesigns As Streaming Trends Site

first_imgTwitter just announced its new home page redesign complete with trending topics and search. Publicly launched at the 2006 South by South West interactive festival, users first flocked to the site as a way to communicate with friends and festival attendees. However, as we’ve seen in the past few years, the site has evolved into a multifaceted real-time tool. The community has given timely updates on earthquakes, the Iran election and we’ve even seen professional poker players bluff in real-time Tweets. Twitter has evolved into a community where users can discover breaking news and trends and the new home page certainly matches that. Says Twitter cofounder Biz Stone in a blog post , “Demonstrating the power of Twitter as a discovery engine for what is happening right now through our Search and Trends often awakens a sense of wonder which inevitably leads to a much more compelling question, “How do I get involved?”And it seems at this point, if you haven’t gotten involved you’ve been living under a rock. While the site always contained the ability to search and discover trends, these features were buried. Today, with the new design, all of those television viewers who refused to give into the peer pressure of Oprah and Ashton Kutcher’s hour-long Twitter tutorial will finally understand the value of the service. Twitter isn’t just an emotional weather report generator, it’s a taste of zeitgeist. In some cases, the spirit of our times is simply our lust to win an iPhone in a Twitter sweepstakes or our willingness to spam our friends with Spymaster, and in other cases it is breaking news about the events, companies and issues that effect our lives. One of the interesting aspects of the new trends section is that unlike real-time search engine One Riot, Twitter not only offers the list of related-tweets, but it also offers a short rationale for a topic’s popularity. This contextualization makes it particularly useful for news discovery. Those who’ve abandoned their Twitter accounts might point to the frivolity of some of the home page’s current trending topics; however, Twitter’s ebb and flow is only as silly or intelligent as our society dictates. When the President of the United States encourages you to tweet your senator to support health insurance reform, you know you should probably continue to keep an eye on this micro blogging superstar. dana oshiro The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#twitter#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

3 taken for child-lifters thrashed in U.P.; victims rescued by police

first_imgThree persons were thrashed on suspicion of child-lifting in separate incidents in parts of Uttar Pradesh, the police said on Tuesday. In one of the incidents at Bahraich village, an irate mob thrashed a 25-year-old man, tried to take him hostage and hurled bricks at a police party that had gone to rescue the victim following rumours of child-lifting. The incident took place at Jamvapur village under the Ramgaon police station on Monday night when Balak Ram in an inebriated condition lost his way to his house in the adjoining village and was taken for a child-lifter, SP Gaurav Grover said. The police team reached the spot and rescued the man. When the police party was returning after rescuing him, the mob hurled bricks at it, Mr. Grover said, adding that they also tried to capture the victim. Three policemen, including a sub-inspector, were injured, the officer said. An attempt was also made to spread rumours linking the incident with child-lifting through social media on Monday night and Tuesday morning but the police found no truth in it following an inquiry. A case had been registered under Section 151 of the IPC and 21 people have been arrested so far while efforts are on to identify others in the video of the incident, the SP said. In two other incidents in the Gopiganj police station area of Bhadohi on Tuesday, two people were thrashed. In the first incident, labourer Shiv Kumar Yadav was beaten up at Beraspur village and was handed over to the police, SP Ram Badan Singh said. In a similar incident, one Babbu Singh was beaten up at Sarai Jagdish when he tried to drag a seven-year-old-girl, Mr. Singh said. The police, which immediately rushed to the spot, managed to rescue Babbu Singh, who was admitted to a hospital for treatment. The SP said Shiv Kumar was a labourer, who was going towards another village, while Babbu Singh was of unsound mind. The officer has appealed to people not to pay any heed to rumours and hand over any suspicious person to police, instead of taking the law in their hands.last_img read more