Attendances in Hollywood take a dive in 2010

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Australian tax changes affect Paddy Power projections

first_img Australian tax changes affect Paddy Power projections Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 12th June 2018 | By contenteditor Paddy Power Betfair’s earnings could drop by almost 1.5% due to the new Point of Consumption (PoC) Tax in Australia, according to an analyst’s projection Topics: Finance Sports betting Paddy Power Betfair’s earnings could drop by almost 1.5% due to the new Point of Consumption (PoC) Tax in Australia, according to an analyst’s projection.Davy stockbrokers said the earlier-than-expected introduction of the 15% tax on online betting in Queensland could be detrimental for PPB’s balance sheet.The tax was not expected until next January, however the tax has now been scheduled for October 1.In a note issued on Tuesday, Davy said the earlier introduction now reduces the 2018 forecast to £471m (€535m/$630m). The company’s 2019 earnings could also be decreased by £57.3m.Related article: Australian Capital Territory introduces 15% POC gambling tax Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Financelast_img read more

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgCopperbelt Energy Corporation Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), a member of the SAPP and listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is a Zambian incorporated power transmission, generation, distribution and supply company and a major developer of energy infrastructure in Africa, respected for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems. CEC owns, operates and maintains power transmission, generation and distribution assets servicing customers in Zambia and the DRC, and is one of the largest international power traders in the region.last_img read more

An open letter to the candidates of Apopka elections

first_img March 12, 2018 at 10:20 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 We must respect the willingness and sacrifices of ALL candidates for the Apopka City Council. We can differ on who to vote for, but after the elections are over, we must be ONE APOPKA for the FUTURE-OUR CHILDREN. Maria Martinez The Anatomy of Fear Apopka Community Center VFW located at 519 South Central Avenue David Rankin TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleApopka has not been incumbent-friendly in recent election cyclesNext articleLake Apopka Natural Gas celebrates third annual Utility Workers’ Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate I enjoyed reading this letter to candidates. Very inspirational!… I voted for some of the candidates, but respect and appreciate all of them for their dedication and willingness to work for our city and its people! Mama Mia Reply Reply Do you really think after tomorrow’s totals are tallied that there will be an instant United Apopka, or One Apopka? Not a chance in Helsinki, regardless of who wins and who loses. Nice try though Reggie, and a great article, amusing too…..LOL 6 COMMENTS March 13, 2018 at 6:53 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img Please enter your name here Reply March 12, 2018 at 4:43 pm Mama Mia Yeah, and about Jefferson getting re-elected in 1804, and then having his likeness carved into Mt. Rushmore….there are those still today who want his likeness blasted away, so…… March 12, 2018 at 7:29 pm Mama Mia Decision Apopka 2018Opinion/AnalysisBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceDear Apopka candidates,Congratulations, you made it to Election Day!You have collectively been called puppets, relatives of former mayors, criminals, spendthrifts, liars, and a few expletives The Apopka Voice will not publish. You have been accused of hating the military, being a former member of Acorn, running only to cost another candidate votes, having no vision, and having vision but no way to pay for it.Despite the name-calling and accusations, you have survived, and stand on the precipice of judgment day.It may have seemed like a tough road to journey, but you are not the first to be savaged by opponents and supporters of opponents. We need only look at the presidential election of 1800 to see even worse negative campaigning and accusations, and with even higher stakes.*****With threats of violence, fear of secession and national dissolution, the US Congress met in February of 1801 to resolve the election of 1800. With Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson tied in Electoral College votes, the decision rested with the House of Representatives.The political parties of the day – the Federalists and the Republicans, had brought the nation to the verge of chaos, utter destruction, and possible extinction with the campaigns they had waged against their opponents, but now they would be called upon to mediate a political solution.Federalists and Republicans argued over how to implement a relatively new document called the Federal Constitution and resolve the issue. Both parties did, however, agree to the fact that the solution was within the framework of the Constitution.Ultimately through politics and negotiation, Jefferson was chosen as the 3rd President of the United States, succeeding John Adams.In his inaugural address, Jefferson sought to alleviate national fears by making his now famous unifying declaration:“We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists. But every difference of opinion is not a difference in principle. We are called by different names but are brethren of the same principle. We are all Republicans. We are all Federalists.”It was called the revolution of 1800, and it was the first time in history that a peaceful transition of power took place among rival groups.It has been 218 years since Jefferson, Adams, and Burr fought it out for office, but every two years America has its own peaceful revolutions in order to form a more perfect union.They’re called elections.Sometimes it’s for President, sometimes for the Senate or House of Representatives, and sometimes its in local elections for mayor and city commission seats in a town called Apopka.Apopka fights hard for its candidates. We know them. We like them. We trust them. But at the end of the election, the votes are counted and they win or lose, and then it is time for communities, states, and nations to come together in principle and support our leaders.Opponents of Jefferson called him an atheist who advocated for the legalization of murder, robbery, and prostitution.So paralyzed by the criticism, Jefferson cut the national debt 33%, closed a deal with the French for the Louisiana Territory and sent two men, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, on an expedition that opened the west to exploration and settlement.Oh, and he was re-elected overwhelmingly in 1804. A few years later, they carved his likeness into a granite formation in the Black Hills of South Dakota called Mount Rushmore.*****In approximately 24 hours, all 10 of you will know your political fate for 2018. One of you will be mayor. At least five of you will be unhappy with the results; possibly seven. It will be a difficult evening for most of you, and a joyous night for some.But win, lose, or runoff I am calling on you to be the leaders of Apopka that all of you are running to be. I ask that you rise up from the ashes of a hard-fought political battleground and lead Apopka out of what may well have been the most contentious election cycle in its history and into the process of healing and unifying this growing city into one the new City Council can govern with the vision and mandate the voters have called for.All of you have either spoken of being a “voice for the people”, or of wanting to create “One Apopka”. This is your opportunity. I have gotten to know most of you these past few months, and have confidence in all 10 of you to begin that process soon after the results are known. It is, after all, in the best interest of the city that you love.Set politics aside and be Apopkans.Good luck to you all, and stay safe on the campaign trail.Sincerely,Reggie ConnellStay with The Apopka Voice for wall-to-wall coverage of Decision Apopka 2018 on Election Day. Reply March 12, 2018 at 7:25 pm Please enter your comment! March 12, 2018 at 7:35 pm Reply Ray A. Shackelford, Ph.D., M.P.H. Truly, the nicest Apopkans were, was when Hurricane Irma came through here and damaged our city, and people here in town acted more human than beast, for a change, at least for a while, that is until the political season started up. Oh well. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Foundations should advance social change, argues report

first_img Howard Lake | 2 December 2002 | News Read “Trust deeds” by Alison Benjamin at SocietyGuardian.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust’s report “From Charity to Creativity” calls on endowed foundations to fund social change and not be content to fill in the gaps in government funding.Authors Helmut Anheier and Diana Leat argue that foundations are some of the most free and independent organisations in society so should use that position to promote alternative solutions and fund social change. They argue that endowed charitable foundations have changed little in 200 years: “endowed foundations should… concentrate on doing those things only they have the potential to do better than other institutions,” they say.The criticism of a lack of innovation is not shared by Nigel Siederer, former chief executive of the Association of Charitable Foundations. He told the Guardian: “lots of foundations do try and effect social change, but it’s not obligatory.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Foundations should advance social change, argues reportlast_img read more

Beck’s Hybrids Goes Proactive on Dicamba Issues; CEO Explains Why

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Beck’s Hybrids Goes Proactive on Dicamba Issues; CEO Explains Why SHARE By Andy Eubank – Aug 23, 2018 SHARE Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau Will Set Policy Priorities This WeekendNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for August 24, 2018 Andy Eubank Beck-on-EPA-dicamba-letterIndiana-based Beck’s Hybrids has weighed in on the future use of dicamba weed killer with a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency. Off-target movement of the new formulation has continued this year, even with an off-season of additional label restrictions and applicator training.Beck’s CEO Sonny Beck explains EPA has three choices on dicamba registration come November: non-renewal, modify the current registration or leave it alone. Beck said a farmer survey they conducted helped move them into action.“Forty-eight percent of the farmers said we think it ought to be modified or not renewed,” he said. “That was a little scary, when the farmers think that maybe one of the alternatives is to not have dicamba around anymore. So, our company said we would like to encourage EPA to maybe make some rules that would reduce some of the volatilization, because that’s where the problem is. People are spraying it properly, it’s just that a day or two later it drifts, volatilizes over onto the neighbor.”So, Beck’s Hybrids wrote to EPA asking that they further regulate how late in the season that dicamba formulations can be sprayed.“We suggest that could be maybe just spraying pre-plant. You could also say let’s just spray up to a certain leaf stage, or you could say we spray up to a certain date. There you would have to go by state, date by state. We would like for them to look at that kind of a thing so that we show some responsibility here as farmers.”He told HAT taking a stand on the issue is not an extraordinary move for the company.“It’s simply what we do. We’re farmers too and we’re about helping farmers succeed, and this is the best way to allow all farmers to have choices on what they plant and also to maintain the viability of dicamba for the future. That’s what it’s really about because we need it. But we need it used along with other chemistries that are here and that are about to be released. You know Enlist, Balance bean chemistry is coming along. So, we need a combination of all of these for our farmers to succeed.”Beck said there is some residual activity in the dicamba formulations, but a pre-plant only application would not provide season long control, particularly in southern states like Arkansas and Mississippi dealing with serious palmer pigweed populations.Listen to Sonny Beck in the full HAT interview:Sonny-Beck-on-Dicamba-stance Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Beck’s Hybrids Goes Proactive on Dicamba Issues; CEO Explains Whylast_img read more

Local media are priority targets in eastern Ukraine

first_img Follow the news on Ukraine Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority UkraineEurope – Central Asia UkraineEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts May 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local media are priority targets in eastern Ukraine News News Organisation Newscenter_img RSF_en Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV March 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is very worried by the many attacks on local news media in eastern Ukraine. The ransacking of media offices and intimidation of journalists since the start of the unrest have created a hostile climate that has had a disastrous impact on local media pluralism.According to IMI, Reporters Without Borders’ Ukrainian partner organization, at least ten journalists have been forced to leave the region.At the same time, because of the intensity of the information war and the flood of propaganda, the local media have acquired a special status in the public’s eyes.Oksana Romanyuk, IMI director and Reporters Without Borders representative in Ukraine said: “The local media are regarded as reliable news sources by the population in the eastern regions, which get contradictory messages from the Russian and Ukrainian national media. The local media speak the region’s language, so the public puts more trust in them and has identified with them for some time.”Because of their status, the local media have become a key challenge for the anti-Kiev rebels, who are very concerned to ensure that they have the local population’s support.“The local media are on the front line as the militias impose their rule and tension mounts in eastern Ukraine,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “They play a key information role in local life, in which they are immersed, but this makes them all the more vulnerable to pressure.”“The self-proclaimed local authorities, especially those opposed to the government in Kiev, try to silence all sources of criticism in the regions they control. The impact of the threats is forcing a growing number of local journalists to censor themselves, go into hiding or flee in order to protect themselves.”Bihr added: “We reiterate our call to all parties to respect the work of the media and refrain from attacking them. The existence of local media pluralism providing reliable information and reflecting society’s different viewpoints is indispensible if a lasting political solution is to be found to the situation in eastern Ukraine.”Ransacking and occupationsThere have been at least 11 violent raids on local media offices since the start of March. Their main aim has been to intimidate journalists and get them to adapt their reporting to the demands of the anti-Kiev militias.Representatives of the “People’s Republic of Donetsk” occupied the premises of the regional TV station Union on 8 May, announcing their intention to “control” the work of its staff. Armed men demanded the removal of all Ukrainian symbols from its premises.Anti-Kiev rebels blocked the entrance to the newspaper Provintsia in Konstantinovka, a city in the Donetsk region, the same day, and escorted its editor and founder, Mikhailo and Galina Razputko, to their headquarters, where they told the two journalists that they “no longer work for the newspaper.”Vladimir Averin, a journalist who supports the self-proclaimed “People’s Republic of Donetsk,” was appointed as the newspaper’s new editor two days later. This was the third time the rebels had targeted Provintsia. They seized all copies of the latest edition as they came off the presses on 30 April. And Molotov cocktails were thrown at its offices, badly damaging one room, eight days later, after Razputko received threats.In many cases, the identity of the assailants is not known. Eight masked individuals armed with bats ordered the staff of the 62-ua news website in Donetsk on 25 April not to describe the self-proclaimed local authorities as “separatists,” to relay their appeals for donations, and to publish nothing without their consent.Fifty masked men stormed into the offices of the local television station ATN in Kharkiv on 7 April and announced to the journalists that they would henceforth “control” their activities. The intruders destroyed computer material, damaged offices and personally threatened the station’s CEO, Oleg Yukhta.When media try to continue working as normal despite such “warnings,” the reprisals may include the destruction of their offices. Around 50 masked men methodically ransacked the premises of the newspaper Hornyak in Torez, in the Donetsk region, on 6 May.According to IMI and the newspaper’s staff, representatives of the “People’s Republic of Donetsk” had threatened Gornyak with reprisals if it did not announce the referendum on self-determination that was organized in the region on 11 May. The editor had refused to comply with their demands. Three individuals used Molotov cocktails to set light to the offices of the local newspaper Pro Gorod in the same town on 18 April. Although the attacks are intensifying, the local media have been subjected to pressure for months. In March, before the anti-Kiev rebels had taken over the main government buildings and created parallel institutions and militias, local journalists were already being harassed by activists demanding favourable coverage of their actions.Anti-Kiev activists interrupted live broadcasts by local TV station Simon in Kharkiv on 1 March and by local TV station Donbas in Donetsk on 5 March. In the Kharkiv incident, Simon’s journalists were temporarily forced to retransmit the Russian TV station Rossiya 24 instead of their own programmes. Intimidation and violence against journalistsAside from the security problems affecting all journalists in the region, some journalists have been specifically targeted because of their work or their political views.Yevgen Polozhy, the editor of the local newspaper Panorama, who is known for his pro-Maidan views, was attacked and beaten in the garage of his home in Sumy, in the Kharkiv region, on 15 April, and had to be hospitalized with head injuries and an open fracture to the hand.Gunmen opened fire on the home of Roman Landik, the owner of local TV station IRTA and a Party of the Regions representative on the municipal council, in Lugansk on 6 May, after the station had been taking a pro-government position.“Lugansk is completely controlled by pro-Russian gunmen, who have a negative attitude towards Ukrainian journalists, even if they are from our region,” Reporters Without Borders was told by Andrei Dikhtyarenko, the editor of the local newspaper Real’naya Gazeta. “The rebels only cooperate with Russian reporters.”On 14 April, seven masked men forcibly escorted Oleksander Bilinski, the editor of the news website, to the police station of Horlovka, where several hundred people were gathered outside. Accused of describing the rebels as “terrorists,” he was released only after a tense public explanation. At least two local news providers, Serhiy Shapoval and Artem Deynega, were held hostage for three weeks by anti-Kiev rebels in the rebel strongholds of Donetsk and Sloviansk.Self-censorship and exile – is local journalism disappearing?An increasingly suffocating climate of intimidation and self-censorship is taking hold in the Donbas (Donetsk and Lugansk) region and some media have chosen to temporarily close their offices in order to be less exposed to harassment.In Donetsk, the news website OstroV’s journalists have been working at home since 12 May. In Horlovka, the head of the regional TV station Smena, Oleh Poplavski, decided to suspend its operations on 15 April.As well as suspending their activities, some journalists have been forced to go into hiding or flee the Donbas region altogether for their safety’s sake. Most of the staff of Moi Gorod, a news website based in Severodonetsk, fled the region on 13 May because they were in danger of being kidnapped. One is reportedly still there, but in hiding.Oleksiy Matsuka, the editor of the Novosti Donbasa news website, had to flee Donetsk in mid-April after his photo was circulated with the words “Attention, traitor” and his car was set on fire. The editor of the news site also reported at the time that many of his journalists had fled the city to escape harassment. Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media to go further Help by sharing this information September 7, 2020 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick Council determined to shut down Rhebogue halting site

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick Council determined to shut down Rhebogue halting siteBy Alan Jacques – May 1, 2014 2800 CITY Council is now intent on closing down a Limerick halting site once a “sustainable solution” is found for Traveller families in Rhebogue.Controversial proposals to spend more money on the halting site in Rhebogue were stopped earlier this month by city councillors who are now pushing to have it closed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The site has been at the centre of claims that members of the nearby St Patrick’s GAA club are being harassed and intimidated by persons associated with the site.At Limerick City Council’s last ever monthly meeting under the current local government structures, City Manager Conn Murray told council members that it was now their intention to close the Rhebogue site.He described the site as “a serious problem with complex issues”. However, he said there was no immediate fix and until a sustainable solution was found for families on the site, he vowed to abide to the local authority’s statutory duty.At a special meeting last month, Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon (FF) strongly opposed plans for refurbishment and the construction of additional accommodation at the site, citing it as a waste of taxpayers money.According to Cllr O’Hanlon, not only do the residents of Rhebogue and members of the neighbouring St Patrick’s GAA Club want the site shut down, but most of the Travellers also want to move and be freer to practice their culture and way of life.“This site has failed. It’s time for firm action and dialogue between senior Council officials, families on the site, the Irish Traveller Movement (ITM), local residents, St Patrick’s GAA and the Gardai,” Cllr O’Hanlon insisted.“The conditions on this site are deplorable and unacceptable for any human being. The site is overcrowded and the traveller families themselves want out to live in conditions that are acceptable to them where they can practice their traditions,” he said.Cllr John Gilligan (Ind) said it was a very difficult situation and called on the Gardaí to take immediate action in addressing issues at the site.“The word Traveller is a misnomer. They don’t travel anymore. It’s political correctness gone mad when travellers are claiming to be a different ethnic group. They are certainly not; they are Irish people,” said Cllr Gilligan.“I don’t care if they are white, black, Jews or Protestants but they do not have the right to behave anyway they want and disturb the peace and rights of every other person in their houses. If they want to make progress then they have to be integrated into society,” he concluded. Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Facebook Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday center_img TAGSCllr John GilliganCllr Kieran O’HanlonFianna FáilLimerick city councilMusic LimerickRhebogueSt Patrick’s GAA Email Print WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Previous articleLimerick women warned to be aware of ‘silent killer’Next articleLimerick legend ‘Big Bang’ goes back to where it began Alan Jacques last_img read more

Retired council worker’s blood should be bottled

first_imgPrint Facebook Limerick District Courtby Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE BLOOD of a retired Limerick County Council worker, who made miraculous recoveries after he was “mowed down” by cars on two occasions over a six year period, should be bottled and retained for medical science, the High Court has been told.In 2004, Edmund Quinlan from Garryspillane was knocked down by a car and suffered multiple fractures including two broken legs, but his treating consultant said that despite the extent of the injuries then, his subsequent “recovery was marginally short of miraculous”.In March 2010, the 71-year-old former local authority worker was walking to a local pub when he was again struck by a car and effectively “mowed down”, according to his legal counsel Gerald Tynan.An assessment sitting of the High Court before Mr Justice Paul McDermott in Limerick on Wednesday was told that the accident occurred at sunset when the driver of the car “simply didn’t see him as he walked almost in on the ditch at the side of the road”.Mr Tynan said his client was profoundly deaf and had some misfortune in life.Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Thomas Burke said he had little hope of Mr Quinlan making a full recovery given that he had suffered two broken bones in his leg and a shattered knee where the bone had completely dissipated.Previously inserted metal pins in Mr Quinlan’s legs were also bent out of place due to the force of the impact.However, after surgery and ten weeks in balanced suspension similar to traction, Mr Quinlan recovered. He started walking again and even went outside the door of the hospital to smoke a cigarette. He then spent a year in a nursing home as a necessary part of his recovery.Mr Burke remarked that if Mr Quinlan was in America, his blood would be bottled, such was his miraculous recovery from both accidents.Stating that Mr Quinlan was “very stoical in dealing with the injuries piled on him and had recovered against all possible odds”, Mr Justice McDermott made an order for €177,630 which included Mr Quinlan’s medical expenses and legal costs. No vaccines in Limerick yet TAGSfeatured Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Email Previous article275 saved by suicide patrol unit in LimerickNext articleNon, je ne regrette rien – Grenoble coach Mike Prendergast Staff Reporter WhatsApp NewsCrime & CourtRetired council worker’s blood should be bottledBy Staff Reporter – February 19, 2015 824 last_img read more

East Derry MLA believes hourly service between Belfast and Derry is viable

first_img By News Highland – November 25, 2014 Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook An East Derry MLA says he believes an hourly service between Belfast and Derry is viable, and will be introduced.John Dallat, the SDLP’s spokesperson for Transport in the Assembly was speaking after he met the new chief executive of Translink, David Strahan. He says it was a constructive meeting, and he left it confident of progress.Mr Dallat says over a million people now use trains in the region, and he believes this will be reflected in future plans….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News East Derry MLA believes hourly service between Belfast and Derry is viable Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Previous articleOlly Murs says Twitter makes you feel so downNext articlePeople urged to take part in Donegal County Council broadband survey News Highland last_img read more