Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday November 8th

first_img Twitter Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday November 8th News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Previous articleDoherty makes case for more garda resources in DonegalNext articleLetterkenny Business Awards Winners Announced News Highland Google+ Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img By News Highland – November 8, 2019 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Main Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday November 8th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/08news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Governor announces $500,000 in Clean & Clear grants

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas has announced that $500,000 in Clear & Clear grants is available for ecosystem restoration projects. The Center for Clean and Clear is accepting one-page project pre-proposals until September 30. Through a competitive process, Vermont municipalities, local or regional governmental agencies, nonprofits and citizen groups can apply for the grants.The Center is particularly interested in projects that: improve stream stability; incorporate the science of fluvial geomorphology in river corridor management decisions; protect against flood hazards and improve in-stream and riparian habitat; mitigate the effects of hydrologic modification associated with either agricultural operations or urban development; protect and restore riparian wetlands; re-establish lake shoreline native vegetation and related shoreline erosion corrections; and enhance the environmental and economic sustainability of agricultural lands.Projects designed solely to address invasive species will generally not be considered. These grants will help our watershed partners improve water quality town by town across Vermont, the Governor said. Vermonters are working together for our future environmental prosperity. That is the beauty of the Clean and Clear Program the improvements we make on land have direct impacts on protecting Vermont s rivers, streams, ponds and lakes.Governor Douglas made water quality one of his top environmental priorities when he created the Center for Clean and Clear six years ago. Since then, the state has invested more than $40 million and leveraged an additional $40 million in federal funds to implement water quality programs that have garnered national recognition and awards.The Center for Clean and Clear will then work with proponents to develop either more detailed proposals or project work plans for funding consideration.  More information and grant guidelines can be found at: http://www.anr.state.vt.us/cleanandclear/index.htm(link is external). Source: Governor’s office, 9.8.2009.last_img read more

We are showing newcomers that everything is in order in Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,Immediately after the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) and the country being under the impression that elections would be held soon, social media started buzzing about the increase of minimum wages by supporters of the ruling coalition. I commented on one politician’s post that the statement is not entirely correct and amongst his reply, he pointed out that I am bitter. As I indicated before, if I am, I have all right to be. I am not one of those hypocrites that would see something wrong and not point it out. In and out of politics, that attitude has caused me a lot and I still persist in speaking out, not for me alone but for those who are afraid. Now this Administration and its supporters are boasting about the increase of minimum wages to sixty-five thousand dollars, which I agree with, but are workers getting that? No. A majority of them are not getting it and it’s this Government’s fault that people are not getting it because they should have ensured that the rules are enforced. Sales girls/boys are seemingly the largest set of workers throughout Guyana and approximately ninety per cent of them are not getting two thousand dollars a day to take home. Walk along any of these two streets, Regent or Robb; they have the most stores and workers and whilst browsing, chat with one of them and hear their story. Their working conditions, hours, facilities, duties and mainly their salaries are something to shake your head about. Most of their salaries are between two thousand dollars and two thousand five hundred dollars a day whereby for most of them, it is two thousand. I was able to verify this after I spoke to one manager of a popular store at Regent Street after I was inquiring about jobs for two Venezuelans I was accompanying. The manager was not interested in employing them and suggested that we visit the Chinese stores or stores that have items that attract the Cubans because his products are huge items and Cubans are purchasing mostly clothes and small items for shipping to their country. After a little bit of persistence, I was told that the salary is two thousand dollars per day and out of that, NIS and PAYE have to be deducted which roughly leaves you with around sixteen hundred dollars. Even with the ability to translate between English and Spanish, the salary is still the same and a requirement at some stores now. I find the salary to be insulting to the workers and with the additional knowledge to translate, they should have been given an extra stipend. For years now, this atrocious behaviour has been going on. Anyone care to rectify it?Editor, quite recently, one Minister indicated that the Venezuelans entering Guyana should ensure that they register and get their documents sorted out so that they can pay their NIS and PAYE. Bravo for that but I wonder if the Minister is aware that many places of employment take out NIS, PAYE/Tax from people’s salary and don’t submit it. Only recently, the NIS issued notices that some companies/firms should check with them. No doubt it’s about them not paying the contributions of their staff. One security guard living near me said she has been working with a security company for three years and when she went to look after her glasses, she was informed that no contributions have been paid for the time that she has been working with the firm. Like her, there are many other places deducting money out the workers’ salaries and not paying it to the agency. Now, what could be done to remedy this situation that has been going on for as long as I can remember? No one knows how long the Venezuelans will be here for and some already chose to go back even though things are bad there and should the situation change, I am assuming most will return to their country. Now, given the actions by those who don’t like to pay people’s contributions, who will stop them from deducting money from the Venezuelans’ salaries and not pay when they know or assume that the Venezuelans will not be here to claim their contributions? Anyhow, it’s all fun and exciting to see that much interest being shown to foreigners/aliens and our own cannot be looked after. In a nutshell, the wages are low, contributions are being deducted and not being paid, rates and taxes are not being paid but we show the newcomers that everything is in order.Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more

Bochy explains why Shaw isn’t playing regularly

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–When the Giants traded Andrew McCutchen to the Yankees at the end of August, it cleared the way for the franchise to promote power-hitting prospect Chris Shaw to the major league roster.Giants fans were eager to see Shaw after the left fielder smashed 24 home runs at Triple-A this season, but vice president of baseball operations Brian Sabean admitted he didn’t think Shaw was ready for the promotion.So far, Sabean’s scouting report appears to be correct.Shaw is 1-for-22 with …last_img read more

Samuel L. Jackson’s Awesome, Game-Changing Reddit Contest [Update: With Videos]

first_imgnick statt Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#entertainment#movies#Reddit#social media Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img When the iconic actor Samuel L. Jackson makes an appearance on social news site Reddit, he doesn’t mess around with with some typical ask-me-anything (AMA) thread. No, the Big Kahuna Burger-stealing, snake-killing, shark bite-suffering, Jedi Master takes it to a whole new level by kicking-off a game-changing Reddit contest: The most upvoted 300 word-comment on the thread will be read out loud in monologue form by Jackson himself. We can only assume the monologue will be recorded and shared, but either way it’s a hilarious and cunning twist on the general celebrity Reddit AMA. Celebrities everywhere should be taking note that the best way to engage the Internet is not only to challenge them, but to do so in a way that adds value only you can provide. In this case, it’s Jackson’s unique ability to rant. (Read more: Bill Gates Does An AMA On Reddit – Promotes Robots, Speech & More)Get. Your. Ass. Up.At publication time, the leading comment (with an astounding 25,000 upvotes) comes from Reddit user teaguechrystie. Titled “my new alarm clock,” it’s a stirring speech designed to help get your out of bed. Try reading this line in your head in Samuel Jackson’s voice: “You think it’s supposed to come easy? You think I’ve had it easy? Get your ass up. Get. Your ass. Up. Right now.”The rest of the rant is sort of like that, but the roughly 220 more words are studded with far too many f-bombs to reprint here. Hopefully, the actor will soon be stringing together this rant in an online video that could serve as inspiration for slug-a-beds everywhere.  (Read more: I Am A President — Obamamania Shuts Down Reddit)Charitable MotivesJackson’s real Reddit motive is to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. His Reddit post promotes chances to meet him in the UK for lunch with a $3 donation on his Prizeo page. A $200 donation gets an autographed Kangol hat, his trademark headwear of choice. The contest is slated to run through Thursday. We’ll add video of the winning monologue as soon as it’s available. Update on 5/31/13 at 12:54 p.m. PT: Jackson has released the first video to YouTube after announcing that he would in fact be picking two monologues, one based on upvotes and the other being one of his choosing. This first release appears to be Jackson’s personal choice considering many Reddit users are pointing out that the submitted monologue was not in the running for the top upvote slot, still currently held by “my new alarm clock.”  Here it is folks:  Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Michigan legislature approves fully autonomous vehicle tests

first_imgRelated Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Tags:#American Center for Mobility#Autonomous car#Congress#Mcity#Michigan#Self-Driving David Curry A package of four bills that allow fully autonomous testing in Michigan were approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday.The bills make it legal for fully autonomous cars to drive without a driver inside and open up 122 miles of public road for testing. The legislature also approved a plan to redevelop Willow Run airport into a test site for self-driving vehicles.See Also: Toyota steers millions into University of Michigan AI projectSomeone must monitor the autonomous car, but they don’t have to be inside. This provides Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing apps with the opportunity to cut the driver and have a few technicians on hand to watch for failures in the system.Michigan has been relaxing laws on self-driving far quicker than other states, with the intention of bringing Silicon Valley dollars and jobs to the Rust Belt.Many self-driving automakers already in MichiganToyota, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, and Honda are already testing autonomous vehicles or investing in autonomous projects in Michigan. Toyota also co-owns, with the other four automakers, the American Center for Mobility, the organization in charge of redeveloping the Willow Run airport into an autonomous test site.Technology companies have been less receptive of Michigan. Uber has set up shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and both Google and Apple are sticking to San Francisco.Bringing automotive jobs back into Detroit has been an aim of Gov. Rick Snyder, who on Thursday thanked everyone that worked on the bills for ensuring that “Michigan is the new mobility leader of the world.”Michigan is not the only state pushing for relaxed autonomous vehicle laws, Florida, Nevada, Arizona, and California have all pushed laws aimed at making it easier for companies to test self-driving vehicles.center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

Congress seeks disqualification of its Raebareli MLA Aditi Singh

first_imgAfter expelling 10 party veterans on charges of indiscipline last week, the Congress has now moved to take action against its Raebareli MLA Aditi Singh.The Congress has written to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit seeking Ms. Singh’s disqualification for defying party whip and attending the 36-hour special session of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly convened by the Yogi Adityanath-led State government on October 2.Ms. Singh had attended the session despite a call for boycott by the Opposition parties, landing her party in a spot. Further triggering speculation on her future, Ms. Singh had also kept away from a much-hyped padayatra in Lucknow led by Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, to whom she is considered close. Weeks before this, Ms. Singh had also spoken out in support of the Central government decision to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.Aradhana Misra, the Congress leader of legislature party in U.P., said Ms. Singh was served notice on two occasions, including one on October 4, to explain her acts but she did not respond.Following this, Ms. Misra said the Congress submitted a representation to the Speaker on Tuesday calling for Ms. Singh’s disqualification.“As per rules, if any person violates the party whip, punitive action can be taken against them,” Ms. Misra said. Ms. Singh is an MLA from the Raebareli Sadar seat, one of the five constituencies in the parliamentary seat of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.Her defiance of the Congress has triggered speculation of her possible proximity to the BJP, especially after the death of her father Akhilesh Singh, Raebareli strongman and former MLA.When asked by a news agency to comment on Ms. Singh’s proximity to the BJP, Ms. Misra said, “Aditiji can answer that question.”MLA defends decisionTalking to reporters outside the House in October, Ms. Singh had defended her decision. She stated that she rose above party line and tried to talk about development.“…because that’s what the people elected me for. That is my first and foremost priority. I have always tried to walk the path that I feel is correct, the path that my father has taught me,” she had said.last_img read more

National Australia Bank ‘Schools First’ Funding

first_imgYou will have heard the phrase, “it takes a village to raise a child”. The sentiment behind this proverb is at the heart of an exciting new initiative, Schools First.Schools First is an awards scheme designed to encourage and recognise excellence in school-community partnerships. With a prize pool of $5 million every year for three years, Schools First will provide capacity building financial rewards for outstanding school-community partnerships.There will be two types of awards – Impact Awards and Seed Funding Awards. Schools are in the running to win one of 68 impact awards of the value of $50,000 each. Each State winner will receive an additional $50,000 taking their total to $100,000 and be in the running for the national award. The national winner will receive $500,000 to $1M for a truly exceptional partnership.Twenty (20) seed funding awards of $25,000 each will be available to schools across Australia. Seed funding is available to schools yet to establish a partnership or are in the early stages of their partnership.A community partnership – what’s in it for schools?By partnering with community groups, schools can:share resources access expertise create exciting opportunities to enhance student learning When schools and community groups join together, students are more engaged, teachers can be better supported and education outcomes improved.A school partnership – what’s in it for community organisations?By partnering with schools, not only can students benefit, community organisations can grow and strengthen their business through:increased participation in organisation activities strengthened industry pathways for workforce development engaged staff staff development positive brand recognition across stakeholders increased membership increased promotion of other programs/services With a robust research base, Schools First has designed a number of resources to support the development and strengthening of school-community partnerships. From March – June 2009 a national series of workshops will be presented to inform, inspire and equip schools and their current or potential partners to improve student outcomes and apply for a Schools First award.To get involved:Attend a Schools First Workshop. Log onto www.schoolsfirst.edu.au/rsvp/ to register for the workshop. More information can be found at www.schoolsfirst.edu.au  or call 1800 649141.Register for regular updates. Log onto http://www.schoolsfirst.edu.au/pages/Register.html Related Filesschools_first_workshop_dates_and_locations_-_national-doclast_img read more

23 days agoLiverpool management delighted with Curtis Jones progress

first_imgLiverpool management delighted with Curtis Jones progressby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool management is delighted with the progress of youngster Curtis Jones.The Liverpool Echo says on only his second senior outing, Jones lit up the Reds’ League Cup third round 3-0 win at MK Dons last Wednesday and was named as Sky’s official man of the match.Three days later, the 18-year-old homegrown talent stole in at the far post to net twice for the under-23s in their 2-2 Premier League 2 draw at Arsenal.“Inside the Academy we have to realise that sometimes young lads do makes mistakes and have to learn from them,” says Reds coach Barry Lewtas. “In this environment you have to learn quickly.“If the senior professionals have noticed it a change, then that’s really good. That’s part of growing up.“His form for Critch (U23s boss Neil Critchley) has been a positive. The standard of players, especially the attacking ones at Melwood, surely has to serve as motivation, not just for Curtis but for all the youngsters.“We are in a fortunate position where the group is so close knit. Curtis plays for the first team, gets man of the match, then a few days later scores twice for the U23s.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Dan Mullen Receives Extremely Kind Letter From Conn. Resident Who Stayed In Same Hotel As Miss. St. During Orange Bowl

first_imgDan Mullen recieves letter from other hotel resident complimenting the teams behavior.Mississippi State Football LetterMost college kids are rowdy. College football players are college kids, so you would expect many of them to be rowdy, too, especially when they’re staying in a hotel. Mississippi State’s football players are apparently not, though. Bulldogs’ coach Dan Mullen recently received a letter from a Connecticut resident who stayed in the same Miami hotel as MSU during the Orange Bowl. It reflects extremely well on the Mississippi State football program. I was copied on this letter from a Conn. resident who stayed at @HailStateFB hotel during @OrangeBowl. #HailState pic.twitter.com/lGBKO0TDuL— Scott Stricklin (@stricklinMSU) June 26, 2015Mullen has to love receiving a letter like that.last_img read more