Area of Letterkenny becoming ‘hub for underage drinking’

first_img Area of Letterkenny becoming ‘hub for underage drinking’ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Previous articleHIQA to review gynaecology services at Letterkenny University HospitalNext articleTwo teachers unions back motion that could lead to industrial action News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – April 7, 2021 Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img It’s been claimed that an area of Letterkenny has become a hub for underage drinking and anti-social behaviour. The football pitch and surrounding area at Oldtown is currently in the process of being regenerated with efforts on-going by the local community in keeping it clean.However, in recent times, groups of youths are said to be congregating on the site and effectively wreaking havoc.Gardai have endeavoured to continue to monitor the situation closely.Local Community Activist Cold McDaid says it’s disheartening to see the good work being undone:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitterlast_img read more

Professor of English dies at 74

first_imgJames Walton, professor emeritus of English at the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday after a brief illness. He was 74 years old. A 1959 Notre Dame alumnus, the Blue Island, Ill.-bred Walton also earned master’s and doctoral degrees in English from Northwestern University in 1960 and 1963, respectively, according to a University press release.  Walton joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1963 and taught popular courses on the English novel and 18th-century literature until he retired in 2003. Throughout his career and after his retirement, Walton was a prolific writer of fiction and literary criticism. He also earned the respect of generations of colleagues and students during his tenure at Notre Dame. “From his earliest days on the English faculty, Jay had marvelous range,” Donald Sniegowski, professor emeritus of English, said. “His major publications included an edition of eighteenth-century correspondence, a novel, ‘Margaret’s Story,’ and a critical study of J. S. Le Fanu. He edited a wonderful anthology of poetry by Notre Dame poets and published numerous scholarly articles. With characteristic wit and self-deprecation, he tried to hide his light under a bushel, but quite a few of us knew differently.” Walton’s legacy lasts to the present-day deparment. “Jay’s contributions to this department are legendary, but the chief one was, and remains, his friendship,” Valerie Sayers, professor and chair of Notre Dame’s English department, said. “Our best students, undergraduate and graduate, revered him as much for his acerbic bons mots as for his personal generosity.” More recently, Walton became involved with Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the University’s Creative Writing Program, according to the release. Walton is survived by his wife, Carole, his daughter, Ann Caroline Walton, a son, Jack, and four grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd., South Bend. Visitation with the family will take place at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the service begins. A private burial will take place at Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County or The Center for Hospice Care.last_img read more

State’s best developers awarded at industry gala

first_imgSENIOR LIVING: RV Homebase Fraser CoastThe development offers a new model of seniors living in Australia, with sites specifically designed for residents with large RVs who travel regularly. Sanctuary Cove won the Masterplanned Development category, while Spectrum Apartments took out the Affordable Housing gong.Mr Harrison said that the wide pool of projects submitted for the awards demonstrated the progression of the industry across the state.“The Awards for Excellence is the industry’s opportunity to demonstrate their ideas, their achievements, and ultimately their contribution to Queensland’s communities,” he said. ***THE 2017 WINNERS AND FINALISTSPresident’s Award (overall best development) – The Melbourne Residences by ARIA Property GroupCEO’s Award (best regional development) – RV Homebase Fraser Coast 1. Affordable Housing – Spectrum Apartments by BHC Creating Liveable CommunitiesFinalists: Fitzgibbon Chase (Economic Development Queensland), The Village Townsville (Economic Development Queensland), The Village Redcliffe (The Village Retirement Group)2. Residential Subdivision – Fitzgibbon Chase by Economic Development QueenslandFinalists: Brentwood Forest (AVID Property Group), Woodlands Andergrove (Economic Development Queensland), Peregian Breeze (Lateral Properties), North Harbour (North East Business Park)3. Masterplanned Development – Sanctuary Cove by Mulpha Sanctuary Cove (Developments) Pty LtdFinalists: Gainsborough Greens (Mirvac), Parklakes 2 Estate (Parklakes 2 Estate)More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago4. Environmental Excellence – Aura by StocklandFinalists: The Village Townsville (Economic Development Queensland), Gainsborough Greens (Mirvac), Parklakes 2 Estate (Parklakes 2 Estate)5. Seniors Living – RV Homebase Fraser Coast Finalists: Elements Retirement Living at Springwood (Elements Retirement Living), St Luke’s Green (Greengate), Halcyon Lakeside (Halcyon)6. Urban Renewal – The Melbourne Residences by ARIA Property GroupFinalists: PrixCar Services (Commercial and Industrial Property), The Residences Yungaba House (Frasers Property Australia), St Luke’s Green (Greengate)7. Medium Density Development – The Residences Yungaba House by Frasers Property GroupFinalists: Canopy Bardon (Pradella Property Ventures), Newport Hamilton Reach (Frasers Property Australia), Ancora (Sunland Group)8. High Density Development – The Melbourne Residences by ARIA Property GroupFinalists: The Duke (Blue Sky Private Real Estate), Unison by Mirvac (Mirvac), Abian (Sunland Group)9. Residential Care – Woombye Care Aged Care Facility by Woombye Care IncFinalists: St Luke’s Green (Greengate), Blue Care Indigenous Services Cairns Hollingsworth (Blue Care Indigenous Services)10. Small Scale Development – Canopy Bardon by Pradella Property VenturesFinalists: Habitat on Terrace (TWO plus TWO Projects), Aura Display Village (Stockland), Plantation Terraces at Capestone (Plantation Homes), Apex by Mosaic (Mosaic Property Group)11. Marketing Excellence – Zahra by Spyre Group Finalists: Solis (Mosaic Property Group), West Village (Sekisui House), Newport (Stockland)12. Retail, Commercial, Public Use – The Melbourne Residences by ARIA Property GroupFinalists: Wynnum Woolworths and Library (city of Brisbane Investment Corporation), Northside (Keir Queensland), Sunshine Coast University Hospital (Lendlease), Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Rainforest Discovery Centre (Sunshine Coast Council)13. Consultant’s Excellence – Parklakes 2 Estate by Covey AssociatesFinalists: Greater Springfield (Cardno Queensland), Alf Larson and Lions Park (McMurtie Consulting Engineers), Clearview Urban Village (Wolter Consulting) 14. Wildcard Award – Social Buttons by BHC Creating Liveable Communities Finalists: Northshore Hamilton Activation Strategy (EDQ), V2i realtime (V2i Group), West Village 3D Models (Sekisui House) RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION: Fitzgibbon Chase by Economic Development QueenslandThe CEO’s Award was taken out by RV Homebase Fraser Coast, which also won the Seniors Living category. PRESIDENTS AWARD: The Melbourne Residences by ARIA Property GroupQueensland’s most innovative property developers were recognised at a sellout awards ceremony in Brisbane yesterday, with a South Brisbane development taking out the top gong.The 2017 UDIA Queensland Mitchell Brandtman Awards for Excellence were presented to a capacity crowd of 700 guests at City Hall, after attracting an impressive number of entries from across the state. The Melbourne Residences by ARIA Property Group was crowned the overall best development, taking out the coveted President’s Award. Selected from the pool of category winners, UDIA Queensland’s state president Stephen Harrison said The Melbourne Residences was an excellent representation of what the industry could achieve in residential development.“The calibre of projects submitted to this year’s awards was outstanding, but what stood out most about The Melbourne Residences was the living experience it created for its residents,” he said.“It is an exciting addition to the social fabric of South Brisbane and certainly sets a benchmark for high quality, inner city living nationally for years to come.”The development was also the winner in the Urban Renewal, High Density Development, and Retail, Commercial, and Public Use categories.Its contribution towards the revitalisation and repositioning of Fish Lane and mid-Melbourne Street were described as exemplary, with the provision of the cross-block linkage, high quality retail, public art, and contributions to the public realm lighting setting the project apart from its peers. MEDIUM DENSITY: The Residences Yungaba House SMALL SCALE DEVELOPMENT: Canopy Bardon by Pradella Property Ventureslast_img read more

KCCA travels to Mbarara, Express hosts Kachumbala in Uganda Cup

first_imgKCCA FC striker Derrick Nsibambi in action at the last Cup final.KCCA beat Paidha Black AngelsKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty two matches will mark the start of the round of 64 stage of the 44th edition of the Uganda Cup later this month.The big premier league sides should all go through easily, with the likes of holders KCCA tavelling to take on Mbarara FC, while Express hosts Kachumbala Rock Stars.The matches will be played starting on the weekend of 20th January 2018 while the final is set for the last weekend of June 2018 in Kumi district.The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) under the competitions department held the draws on Thursday. FUFA Acting Competitions Director Hajjati Aisha Nalule supervised the exercise, flanked by the FUFA Deputy CEO Humphrey Mandu, Hamza Nsereko (FUFA Communications member) and Sarah Birungi, a member of the FUFA Competitions department. Uganda Cup (Round of 64):Simba Vs Paidha Black Angels – GayazaOnduparaka Vs Light S.S – Green Light Stadium, AruaKyetume Vs Luweero United – MukonoSeeta United Vs Kirinya-Jinja S.S – SeetaNabitende Vs Bumate – IgangaPallisa United Vs Nyamityobora – PallisaSC Villa Jogoo Vs Hope Doves – Masaka Recreational StadiumBronken Vs Vipers – KaseseKireka United Vs Tigers – Namboole Stadium Outside play groundGreater Masaka Vs Police – Masaka Recreational StadiumKansai Plascon Vs Buitaba – NARO Ntawo groundsLira United Vs Kataka – LiraNtoda Vs Soana – NtungamoExpress Vs Kachumbala Rock Stars – Mutesa II Wankulukuku StadiumSynergy Vs Bukedea Town Council – Masaka Recreational StadiumDoves All Stars Vs Agape – AruaRushere Vs Kamuli Park – RushereKabale Sharp Vs Busuula Sports Club – Kabale Municipal StadiumMbarara F.C Vs KCCA – Kakyeeka Stadium, MbararaLungujja Galaxy Vs Mbarara City – Mutesa II Stadium, WankulukukuVuura Vs Bright Stars – MoyoCity Lads Vs Kira United – Lugogo, KampalaBugwere Vs Ndejje University – BugwereNtinda United Vs Young Elephants – Kamwokya Play groundProline Vs Nkambi Coffee – Lugogo, KampalaWater Vs Maroons – KyambogoMasavu Vs Jinja Municipal Council Hippos – Fisheries Training Institute play ground, Bugonga – EntebbeSuncity Vs BUL – KaseseBusia Fisheries Vs UPDF – BusiaURA Vs KJT – Mandela National Stadium, NambooleKitara Vs Koboko Rising Stars – Boma Play ground, HoimaAmuka Bright Stars Vs Saviour – LiraUganda Cup (formerly Kakungulu cup) Winners since 1971:1971 –Coffee F.C1972-1975-Not Held1976– Gangama F.C1977– Simba F.C1978 – Nsambya F.C1979 – KCC F.C1980 – KCC F.C1981 – Coffee F.C1982 – KCC F.C1983 – SC Villa1984 – KCC F.C1985 – Express F.C1986 – SC Villa1987 – KCC F.C1988 – SC Villa1989 – SC Villa1990 – KCC F.C1991 – Express F.C1992 – Express F.C 1993 – KCC F.C1994 – Express F.C1995 – Express F.C1996 – UEB S.C1997 – Express F.C1998 – SC Villa1999 – Mbale Heroes S.C2000 – SC Villa2001 – Express F.C2002 – SC Villa2003 – Express F.C2004 – KCC F.C2005 – URA F.C2006 – Express F.C2007 – Express F.C2007/8 – Victors S.C2008/9 – SC Villa2009/10 – Victors S.C2010/11 – Simba S.C2011/12 – URA F.C2013/2013 – Sports Club Victoria University2013/2014 – URA F.C2014/15 – SC Villa2015/16 – Vipers Sports Club2016/17 – KCCA F.CShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Olympia Orthopaedics Race Team News

first_imgSubmitted by Luke Brechwald, Joy Ride BikesOur local cycling team Olympia Orthopaedics Associcates/ CBC racing promotes individual and team pursuits in road, cyclocross and mountain biking. There are 75 men and women who compete locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on our local team.  As a form of motivation and team building we organize and participate in our annual team camp. This camp offers individuals a chance to meet and build relationships with new team mates as well as connect with old friends & competitors. Road racing is a team sport so it is essential to communicate with fellow racers in order to understand current and future goals of all members racing in each category.   This year our team camp started with various routes/distances to Centralia from Olympia on Saturday, overnight stay at McMennamins Hotel and different routes back to Olympia.Forty Olympia Orthopaedics race team members gathered under dark questionable skies Feb.25th for our annual Team Camp. Preparation for our camp consisted of a vehicle filled with our bags and a support vehicle filled with extra wheels and tools.  The designated support vehicle would be behind the team for most of the ride in order to help us get to McMenamin in Centralia efficiency. There were several routes from 70 to 100 miles. Half of the team would continue on to Centralia to spend the night while other team members would head back to Olympia.After experiencing some sleet, snow, rain and chilly temperatures McMenamin and hot showers were a welcome sight.  Once we showered we spent the evening relaxing and chatting with team mates.  Experienced racers and new racers chatted for hours giving advice and answering questions. It was fun reminiscing about some of the past races.  And discussing how the races and experiences taught us lessons that we could past down to the new racers.In the morning about twenty-three of us headed various routes back to Olympia. The longest route mapped was 100 miles. The rain held off long enough for us to start our return trip. Once again the team was hit with various forms of challenging weather.  A hardy 10 riders completed the whole 100 mile route on the way back to Olympia.  Derik and I practiced double pace lining on our way back into Olympia in an intense side wind in snow with a few of the newer racers.I appreciate our yearly team camp. It is more than just putting in the miles on the bike and building strength by enduring the elements.   It is about building relationships, sharing and getting inspired.Can’t wait until our annual team camp next year! Facebook7Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

David Warner picks Rohit Sharma to break Brian Lara’s 400 record in tests

first_imgAdvertisement rnoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsckl6clWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebl1v( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4m4kWould you ever consider trying this?😱6fdhmoCan your students do this? 🌚9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Aussie opener David Warner picked Rohit Sharma as his favourite to break Brian Lara’s record 400 runs in the longest format of the game. Warner himself was on the verge to break that record when Australia captain Tim Paine decided to declare as the left-handed opener remained not out on 335 in the ongoing second Test against Pakistan at Adelaide.Advertisement “I think, one day, if I’ve to name a player, I reckon it could be Rohit Sharma. Definitely,” David Warner told Fox Sports.Advertisement Sharma who impressed the fans in his first match as an opener with two centuries, helped his side thrash South Africa in their series opener and followed it up with his maiden Test double-century in the third match of the series. One of the most destructive batters in the world in limited formats, Rohit has already established himself as one of the core players in Indian squad.Meanwhile, Warner confessed that it was former Indian opener Virender Sehwag who made him rethink about his career in Test cricket.Advertisement The swashbuckling batsman made a name for himself early in his career as an explosive T20 batsman; but during his tenure at Delhi Daredevils, Sehwag asked Warner to play more red ball cricket and suggested that his performance would get better in Tests than in the shorter formats.“When I met Virender Sehwag while playing for Delhi in the IPL, he sat down to me and said I will be a better Test player than a Twenty 20 player,” Warner said.“(Sehwag) always said to me: ‘What, they have some slips and a gully. Cover is open, mid-wicket is just there and mid-off and mid-on are up. You just play your way and you will get off to a flyer and sit there all day and pick them off’.”“It’s always just sat in the back of my mind. It sounded very easy when we were discussing that,” Warner revealed.Read Also:Virat Kohli: Let Rohit Sharma have fun in testsWatch: David Warner’s hilarious response to an English fan calling him cheatIndia overtakes Australia as most successful chasing side in T20 history Advertisementlast_img read more

REC SITE: The Times They Are A-Changin’

first_imgNew Shelters Coming, Old Shelters GoingUnder the community-generated Management Plan for the Rossland Range Recreation Site, some new day-use shelters will be built  to replace the older, rodent-infested but beloved structures that so many of us have happily skied or snowshoed to, and  used to warm up,  toast sandwiches or heat up soup, and  talk with whoever else came by.   We will end up with fewer shelters, but they will be mouse and rat-proof, probably insulated to require less wood to heat them, and they will have outhouses that won’t be too frightening or too yucky to use.Recently, students from Selkirk College’s  Recreation, Fish and Wildlife program got some hands-on experiential education in “Parks and Recreation Management” by helping to tear down 2 defunct, non-maintained and deteriorated old huts in the new Rec Site.  “Lost” cabin was already pretty shaky on its rotting and unstable feet.  Now  it’s gone.   “Buffalo Jump” had already been taken over by pack rats and then demolished by a fallen tree; all that remained was to remove the  mess. So what’s wrong with a few cute mousies?Deer mice may carry hantavirus — a virus that causes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.  Perhaps our mice don’t carry it yet, but perhaps they do, or they may carry it in the near future.  Hantavirus was first recognized in BC in 1994, with 3 cases diagnosed.  There is no specific treatment, medication or cure.  The risk?  About 1/3 to 1/2 of people in North America who develop Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome die.  That’s a very high percentage, so although the chances of actually developing it may be low, the risk of dying from it is unacceptably high — worth taking precautions.    A lack of mouse poop in our shelters won’t hurt us, but breathing  tiny specks of dust containing mouse poop or dried mouse urine could possibly kill us.  Sweeping a floor with mouse droppings on it, or chopping kindling in a hut with a dirt or dirty floor are both excellent ways to risk breathing infected dust.   So do we really need to make the shelters rodent-proof?  That’s what I call a no-brainer.   Cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome are fairly rare — let’s do our best to make them non-existent in our area.New Mt. Lepsoe Shelter in the works:A keen crew is designing and preparing to build a new shelter in Lepsoe Basin, and the Kootenay Mountaineering Club (KMC) has generously volunteered to fund it.   The crew has already generated a plan and a complete set of CAD drawings showing all stages of the construction.   It will have a separate woodshed, and an outhouse with a view.  The shelter is intended to be completed by October of this year.  I plan to pay it a visit this coming winter.  Other people are planning other shelters, too, so here’s to a good snow year!last_img read more