Part of the Letterkenny to Lifford Road closed after serious accident

first_imgNews Part of the Letterkenny to Lifford Road has been closed this evening, after what has been described as a serious traffic accident.The accident happened close to the Dromoghill turnoff.Emergency services are currently at the scene and diversions are in place. Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Facebook Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook By News Highland – March 25, 2014 Previous articlePolice in Derry appeal for information on suspicious approach of a childNext articleShatter says recording of garda phone calls is of serious concern News Highland center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Part of the Letterkenny to Lifford Road closed after serious accidentlast_img read more

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Rare Cashmere acreage snare atypical price tag

first_imgThe home at 4 Heath Court, Cashmere.WHILE there have been few high-end acreage listings in Cashmere this year, properties that hit the market were seeing plenty of buyer interest.Liam West and Jason Mrak of Belle Property sold 4 Heath Court, Cashmere on November 27 for $1.135 million.Mr Mrak said that there were plenty of reasons to believe this home would achieve a monster result.“There’s not too many that sell at this price level, but we were confident,” he said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Mr Mrak said the home was large and its design, which had three different wings, allowed families a sense of separation. Inside the home at 4 Heath Court, Cashmere.“The central point of the home was the entertaining area, but each wing could accommodate certain members of the family,” Mr Mrak said. “It was also very nice — private acreage with very usable land.“The response we had was huge — about 50-plus people over a three-week campaign and probably 70 or 80 inquiries in that time.”Mr Mrak said Cashmere and its prestige market had been performing well and buyers should watch with interest in 2018.“We’re happy with the results we’re getting,” he said.last_img read more

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Great Book Available!

first_imgIf you listened to Coaches’ Corner on Monday night, you know I talked to Jared Rogers and Rob Moorhead.  Jared (grandson of Gus & Mary Margaret Moorhead) took the excerpts that William “Gus” Moorhead wrote down through the years and compiled a book titled “Ol’ Coach Sez”.  Gus grew up in Madison, Indiana, where he was a star athlete for both Madison High School and Hanover College.  After college, he went to Versailles, Indiana, and spent his entire career as a coach, teacher, and administrator at the old Versailles High School and then the new South Ripley High School.I have enjoyed reading the book.  It brings back a lot of memories for me, and I am sure it will for you as well.  Gus was an old style coach and quite colorful along the sidelines.  He really had a great handle on basketball before and after the Class system we have now.  I can still see his green sport coat flying into the stands!!  This is just one of the many interesting things you will find in the book.“Ol’ Coach Sez” is available for purchase online and will be available at many of the schools in Ripley County.  Jared did a great job putting it together!last_img read more

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Inquest hears tragic brothers’ boat may have been hit by wave from ship

first_imgAn inquest into the deaths of two elderly fishermen who perished off Inishowen has heard claims that the men’s boat may have been toppled by waves from a large ship.The inquest in Buncrana into the drowning of the brothers 11 years ago returned a majority verdict of accidental death. Experienced Glengad fishermen Danny McDaid, 70, and Francis McDaid, 69, died when their boat, the ‘Strath Marie’, floundered at the mouth of Lough Foyle on Friday, 14 March 2008.RTE reports that the McDaid brothers’ lobster boat had been passed by a large Norwegian oil tanker shortly before it sunk off Kinnego Bay.The larger ship was later searched and “bore no signs of damage”, however a marine expert said the wash from the passing ship “could have had an impact”.Dr Norman Fullam said it was clear that a “very sudden” or “catastrophic event” had caused the sinking, because no mayday call was issued and both men had gone into the water with their Wellington boots on.“If I knew I was going into the water I would get rid of my Wellingtons for sure,” he explained.Dr Fullam, a former Assistant Director of Operations with the Coast Guard, who had worked for 20 years in Malin Head, said it was possible that the small boat could have “gotten a bang” from the “wash” coming off the larger vessel – but that the crew of the tanker “wouldn’t have been aware of that”.“If the [McDaid] brothers were engaged in pot hauling at the time, if a wash came at that point it could have been very serious.”“But there’s no evidence to that,” he added. “A lot of things could have happened.”“These things happen at sea and unfortunately, unless there’s a survivor – we just don’t know.”The brothers had arranged to go fishing the night before.Ellen McDaid remembered that her husband Daniel had “done a few chores around the house” and was in “good spirits” before he left at around 7.45am on 14 March.The weather was fine and both men were in “good form” when they set off in their boat from Bunagee Pier Culdaff an hour later.However the Coast Guard was alerted at 5.20pm that evening when they hadn’t returned as expected.Daniel McDaid was taken out of the water at 6.19pm by the Portrush Lifeboat and was then airlifted to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.Francis McDaid was discovered almost two hours later by the Greencastle Coast Guard and was brought ashore at Greencastle before being removed by ambulance to Altnagelvin, after a helicopter was unable to land.Both men were pronounced dead shortly after 9.30pm.Pathologist Dr Gerry O’Dowd testified that the brothers died by drowning and were alive when they went into the water.A meeting of the Greencastle Coast Guard on the night of the 14th heard that the ‘Strath Marie’ could have been involved in a collision at sea, “possibly with an oil tanker”.Subsequently Derry PSNI Inspector Robin Young, who became the primary investigating officer in the case because the men drowned in UK-claimed waters, contacted Interpol and ordered that the Norwegian vessel be boarded and inspected.After leaving Norway, the tanker was later inspected in Scotland by Strathclyde Police, who found no damage, with the crew reporting “no knowledge of any incident”.Inspector Young also made a request for a voice recording from the ship but this was never obtained.This week’s inquest heard that there had been an “undue delay” in the case because of the “peculiar nature” of the waters of Lough Foyle, which is claimed by both the Irish and British authorities.The deaths were first investigated by the PSNI and later involved the Norwegian police and Strathclyde police in Scotland.Initially Coroner Sheridan in Northern Ireland accepted jurisdiction but a full inquest was never held, and some years later Coroner Lecky passed it back to the Republic of Ireland side after making representations to then Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar and the Attorney General that it should instead be held in the Republic.The coroner’s court in Buncrana heard that the Republic’s Marine Casualty Investigation Board had published a report into the sinking in 2010 but refused to engage with the inquest and did not send any representatives to explain its findings or to be questioned on aspects of the case.Solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn, acting for Daniel McDaid’s widow Ellen, said it was “an outrageous insult” to the coroner’s court and to the families of the men that the MCIB hadn’t attended.“It’s an extraordinary situation that a State body that investigated the deaths of two citizens in mysterious circumstances should refuse to attend,” he said.Solicitor MacLochlainn said authorities on both sides of the border had been “deficient” in investigating the incident.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley also expressed his anger at the MCIB snub, saying he had made “numerous applications but they refused to attend”.He conceded that the inquest, which he inherited via three other coroners, hadn’t had all the facts.“We know what we know, but there’s an awful lot we don’t know,” Coroner McCauley added.Relatives of the McDaid brothers were in tears after the jury delivered its verdict, which was reached on a 9-3 majority after close to an hour of deliberation.The jury added a rider that any State body that has investigated an incident should in future produce a witness to explain its findings.Inquest hears tragic brothers’ boat may have been hit by wave from ship was last modified: June 10th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:boatborthersDROWNINGSGlengadInishoweninquestlast_img read more

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Philadelphia Mayor endorses work of Irish north-west delegation in US

first_imgA north-west delegation met with Mayor of Philadelphia, Senator Jim Kenney yesterday (Weds) to explore opportunities for business and educational partnerships.The delegation led by Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Nicholas Crossan and Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Michaela Boyle met Senator Kenney in Philadelphia where gifts were exchanged and officials showcased the North West region as a prime location for investment.Speaking at the meeting the Philadelphia Mayor said: “It was a great honour to meet with Mayor Nicholas Crossan & Mayor Michaela Boyle and during their time in Philadelphia. “In Philadelphia, we pride ourselves on being an international city—one that embraces our diversity and celebrates our connections to people and places across the globe. Ireland has long been a top partner for the Philadelphia region, and this visit from the Mayors of Donegal and Derry City Strabane is the latest example of our commitment to continued cooperation between the regions.”Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Crossan said Mayor Kenney’s attendance at the breakfast event was an indication of his support and commitment to the region while Derry City and Strabane District Council Mayor Cllr Michaela Boyle thanked Mayor Kenney for his hospitality and support for the North West region.The delegation’s busy itinerary included a morning breakfast meeting with officials from the Select Greater Philadelphia Council about opportunities and advice for companies from Donegal and Derry/Strabane area if they want to base themselves in the area.Meetings were also hosted with key partners in Philadelphia about ways of strengthening their existing links with the North West of Ireland. The trade and investment mission is led by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council and includes representatives from third level and further education providers and development organisations including Ulster University, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, the North West Regional College, Donegal ETB and Catalyst, who also explored Workforce Development and Apprenticeship Programme partnership opportunities with their counterparts in the area.The visit to Philadelphia is part of the Council and partner’s wider international relations programme to promote the North West globally and enhance its reputation and capacity to attract investment, expand business opportunities, extend the global reach of the region and attract educational and cultural ties and reach.During the visit, the North West delegation will travel to Boston to link up with the eight companies from the Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council areas for a number of days of meetings, networking and civic events.As part of the trade mission next week the delegation will promote the educational opportunities in the North West with the diaspora community in Philadelphia, where educational organisations will have the opportunity to showcase the world-leading education provision across UU, NWRC, LYIT and Donegal ETB.The group will meet with leading business executives and industry influencers, in both Boston and Philadelphia, including Mayors Kenney and Walsh from Cities of Philadelphia and Boston respectively. The Mayors will use the occasion to strengthen the civic ties that exist between these two great American cities and the Northwest.A key event during the visit will be the launch of the Atlas for a City Region at Harvard University – a unique 18 month long project commissioned by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council under the auspices of the North West Regional Development Group,  to investigate how the cross border Letterkenny/Derry North West City Region can be shaped in light of the economic, political and social realities of Brexit.The group will also attend a series of civic events including meetings with the Irish International Immigrant Centre, Boston’s District Hall and the Boston State House, as well as take part in the annual Golden Bridges Conference and Awards luncheon.The companies travelling with the delegation will follow their own bespoke itinerary where they will meet with key contacts to explore and understand opportunities in the US market, develop in-market networks and build relationships with potential customers, agents/distributors. The companies travelling as part of the delegation are – O’Neill’s International Sportswear, Humanity Cosmetics, Learning Pool and Brand It Technologies from the Derry and Strabane District Council area and from Donegal, EKO Chute, MMG Welding and Wild Fuschia Bakery.For more information visit www.irelandnw.com and follow on social using the hashtag #IrelandNW19.Photo Caption: Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Michaela Boyle, Mayor of Philadelphia Senator Jim Kenney and Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Nicholas Crossan.Philadelphia Mayor endorses work of Irish north-west delegation in US was last modified: November 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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South African English? No jive, my friend

first_imgJacob DlaminiAs a South African based in the US, I’m often asked by foreigners thinking of visiting my country how much English is spoken there. What they mean to ask, of course, is if they would be understood by the locals without having to resort to the exaggerated lip movements and hand gestures that turn even the most well-meaning tourist into a complete idiot. Depending on my mood, I either tell them about our 11 official languages (“My goodness, eleven!” they usually respond) or reply glibly: “You’ll be fine.”What I don’t tell them is that the English spoken on the streets of South Africa is not the English spoken elsewhere. For example, we use words like “just” and “now” the way Americans use ketchup: pretty much everywhere, every time and on everything. See if you can follow these examples: (a) “I am coming now-now but my friend Themba will be there just now”; (b) “Now-now, my friend, just now the shopkeeper next door might hear me giving you a discount on those tomatoes and decide that I’m now a real moegoe”. The average South African would have no trouble with these.Now-now means “right this minute”, while just now means “soon” (with “soon” assuming the most expansive definition possible). On the other hand, you know the person you’re talking to is getting irritated when they start saying “Now-now, my friend” to you, especially if that person is a total stranger. “Friend” is just (that word again) one of those words South Africans seem to reserve for strangers – especially where no niceties are being exchanged. “Now, listen here, my friend!” How many South Africans can claim to never have heard or used that one during a heated moment?This is not to say that South Africans are unfriendly. Oh, we’re so friendly we would happily buy strangers drinks in bars and invite them over to our homes for a meal. We’re so friendly we have no qualms about making fun of people’s sizes, even though we’ve only just met them. A South African would happily ask with a straight face: “So, my friend, is everyone in Ethiopia as obese as you?” Or, “My friend, is every fat person in America named Tiny, or is it just you?”South Africans are also big on emphasis. So instead of saying “now”, we say “now-now”. We don’t just say “sharp” to express our good health and wellbeing, we say “sharp-sharp”. We don’t just say “sure” to mean “of course”, “absolutely”, or “yes”, we say “sure-sure”. That way, we make doubly sure you fully understand what we’re trying to communicate to you. This double usage extends even to the many Afrikaans words that pepper South African English. Take “eintlik”, the Afrikaans word for “actually”. We don’t just say: “Eintlik, what is your problem?” No, we say: “Eintlik-eintlik, what jive?”I know “jive” means dance. But in South Africa it usually means “problem”. What jive? What’s the problem? We also use the word more elastically: “Ngise-jivini” is township Zulu for “I’m in a jive”, meaning “I’m in a mess” or “I have a problem”.It’s not just emphasis we excel in, we can also do empathy like no other. Tell me, my friend, which other people would use the word “shame” to mean pity and many things in between. As a colleague at Business Day once pointed out to me, only in South Africa would people use the word shame when a baby is born (“Shame, what a beautiful baby!”); when that baby falls and hurts itself (“Shame, poor thing!”) and when that baby dies (“Ag shame, what a shame!”). For us, there is no shame in using the word “shame”, even when it seems the word might be inappropriate. There is nothing shameful about a beautiful baby. But we say shame nonetheless. To us, shame is just one of those words that have become something of an omnibus. We use it to mean whatever we want it to mean.I could, but do not dare, tell my overseas friends that while English is spoken everywhere in South Africa, the truth is that there are as many Englishes as there are people who claim to speak the language (either as a first or 11th language). I mean, do our foreign friends really need to know that only surfer-types from Durban use the expression “cool bananas” to mean “cool” and that anyone else who uses that sounds downright silly? Or that the way English is spoken in South Africa follows regional, class and racial lines? Maybe I should refer them to that lovely cellphone company advertisement featuring the comedian Marc Lottering. You remember the ad? The one where he says he speaks plain English … Mitchell’s Plain English.Go to the MediaClub weekly columns home pageJacob Dlamini is a PhD student in History at Yale University, a columnist for The Weekender, and former political editor of Business Day.last_img read more

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Microsoft Retires Bing Cashback

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting For the last few years, Bing Cashback offered shoppers cash back rewards when they bought merchandise from some partners and advertisers on Microsoft’s search engine. Most of the time these cash-back offers ranged between 2% and 10% of the price of the product. Now, however, Microsoft has decided to retire this feature. According to a post on the Bing blog, Microsoft “did not see the broad adoption that [it] had hoped for.”The cash-back feature will remain in place until the end of July. Users will be able to redeem their cash-back earnings until July 2011. In lots of ways, this was a great feature – we had over a thousand merchant partners delivering great offers to customers and seeing great ROI on their campaigns, and we were taking some of the advertising revenue and giving it back to customers. But after a couple of years of trying, we did not see the broad adoption that we had hoped for.Yusuf Mehdi, senior VP, Online Audience Business GroupBing Shopping, the price comparison section of Bing that featured the cash back rewards, grew rapidly since its launch. With Bing Cashback, Microsoft was able to give users a reason to return to Bing regularly and give monetary rewards to its frequent users. Last year, when Microsoft ran a “Double Cashback” promotion, traffic to Bing Shopping increased 169%between June and July. We don’t have any recent data, but in August 2009, Bing Shopping was the fourth most popular price comparison shopping service in the U.S. As Microsoft’s senior VP of the Online Audience Business Group Yusuf Mehdi notes, Microsoft started offering this feature as a way to “help advertisers reach you with compelling offers, and to provide a new type of shopping experience that would change user behavior and attract a bunch of new users to Bing.” He also points out that Microsoft was able to attract “over a thousand merchant partners delivering great offers to customers and seeing great ROI on their campaigns.” Ultimately, though, these numbers did not live up to Microsoft’s expectations. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#Microsoft#news#NYT#search#web last_img read more

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Video: Watch ESPN’s E:60 Special On Ohio State Running Back Ezekiel Elliott

first_imgEzekiel Elliott and Urban Meyer pose for a picture.ESPNBetween J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones, we still don’t know who will start at quarterback for Ohio State. There is no doubt, however, who will be getting the rock from the backfield. Running back Ezekiel Elliott might have been Ohio State’s best offensive player during the amazing run of post-season wins against Wisconsin, Alabama, and Oregon, totaling 696 yards (9.16 yards per touch) and scoring eight touchdowns in those three games.Before becoming an Ohio State star, Elliott dominated as a three-sport star at John Burroughs High School in St. Louis. Elliott was the subject of ESPN’s latest E:60 special, which aired earlier this evening. It has been posted online by executive producer Andy Tennant. Ohio State fans who missed this are going to want to set aside the next 20 minutes for this fantastic feature. [ESPN]last_img read more

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Video: Nick Saban, Miss Terry Arrive At Alabama’s Parade In Style

first_imgNick Saban smiling during a press conference.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 05: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide speaks to the media during Media Day ahead of the Discover BCS National Championship at Sun Life Stadium on January 5, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Despite the cold weather, Alabama’s national championship celebration and parade are going on as scheduled this Saturday. In fact, the man of the hour just arrived.According to a number of reporters and fans on-scene, Saban and his wife, Miss Terry, arrived at Bryant-Denny Stadium in a black Mercedes SL 550 convertible, motorcade-style. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Saban in #Tuscaloosa #RollTide https://t.co/rmP3Qq0RB2 pic.twitter.com/WJmfd3uCl1— ABC 33/40 News (@abc3340) January 23, 2016An elated Nick Saban at the CFB championship parade today. pic.twitter.com/IVylap5HI8— Ascot Friday (@Ascot_Friday) January 23, 2016Nick Saban and Miss Terry are here pic.twitter.com/V01uPFm5Jo— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) January 23, 2016Nick Saban concludes the parade. https://t.co/LD6RnCn0bS— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) January 23, 2016No, Saban doesn’t look thrilled – he’s probably upset that he isn’t out recruiting for next year. But you know he’s smiling on the inside.last_img read more

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Fort Nelson vandalism at the Demonstration Forest

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – While Municipal staff were conducting routine maintenance at the Demonstration Forest, the staff uncovered a potentially hazardous electrical situation.Staff noticed the boxes attached to power poles had their locks removed and a ‘pigtail’ device was connected to one of the boxes.Unauthorized accessing of power is an extremely unsafe activity which poses a danger both to the perpetrators and other residents using the area for regular recreation shared the Municipality. Repairs are underway to the boxes and the Municipality wants the public to know when damage is done to public property it affects many people. They suggest discouraging those you see about to damage something and to report those who have damaged property.The Municipality is reminding residents to protect the community from the few who choose to put others at risk and incur costs to taxpayers.If you have information about the person(s) who were involved in this or any other act of vandalism to community property, you can report tips anonymously to the RCMP Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or complete and submit the online tip form.last_img read more

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