Donegal County Council Budget 2019 passed

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleSt Eunan’s march on in MacRory and Loch an Luir CupsNext articleInvestigations continue after major oil spill into Drumragh/ Strule River News Highland By News Highland – November 21, 2018 Donegal County Council Budget 2019 passed Homepage BannerNews Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Pinterest The majority of Donegal County Councillors have voted in favor of adopting Budget 2019 as presented by Council Officials today in Lifford.Councillors voted overwhelmingly for the proposals with 28 in favour and two against.The budget will see no change to commercial rates and a fall of Council expenditure by just over €2.8 million in the coming year.Overall, local representatives were complimentary of what was on the table and commended those responsible for compiling the Budget. DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Endicott Police ask public for assistance finding missing man

first_imgHe was last seen on April 10 at 4 a.m. at his residence on Moss Avenue wearing a dark colored shirt, shorts and gray and orange sneakers. Police are requesting residents and businesses to review security footage they have from April 10 between the hours of 4 and 8 a.m. His vehicle, a brown Jeep, was found in the 400 block of River Terrance on April 10. Anyone with information about Davy’s disappearance is asked to contact the Endicott Police Department. Davy is a black male described to be around 6 feet tall.center_img Criminal activity is not expected but has not been ruled out, they say. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Endicott Police Department continues to search for 30-year-old Dominic Davy. Police say “numerous leads” have been pursued.last_img read more

Where to party in Fort St. John for Halloween 2013

first_img“It’s always a fun event,” says Executive Director Danielle Armstrong. “A lot of our events are focused on kids, and this one’s kind of unique because it’s an adult-only party and it provides a different kind of fun opportunity for all of us.” There’s also a $1,000 costume contest, door prizes, and games like trick-or-treating and mummy wrapping. Party goers will also get a midnight lunch and free rides home, with doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $30, or $35 for reserved seating for  six of 10 people, by calling call 250-787-9674. This year is the 9th annual SPCA Halloween Howl, which Branch Manager Rosolynn Kalb says is one of its largest fundraisers, and goes towards day-to-day operations. They’re also working hard to identify and reduce colonies of feral cats in Fort St. John. “One of our biggest costs this year, particularly, are spays and neuters of our animals, and spaying and neutering the feral cats that are out in the community,” she says. “We’ve got a huge problem with feral cats, which are really not the kinds of cats that people adopt because they’re wild.” Not only is it one of the largest fundraisers, it’s also one of the most fun events the SPCA holds each year. There is $1,000 in costume prizes to be won, as well as a flight for two people to Vancouver, donated by Marlin Travel, along with a DJ, midnight lunch and a photo booth. – Advertisement -Tickets are available at the shelter Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., as well as at Investors Group Financial Services for $40. Doors open at 8:30 at the Pomeroy Hotel, and the event is 19+. At the same time, the Nightmare on 100th will be taking place at the Lido Theatre. The 5th annual event is put on by Big Brothers Big Sisters Fort St. John and features live music by local band the Montney Coulees, as well as a DJ. Advertisementlast_img read more

Effects of Steph Curry’s injury trickle down Warriors roster

first_imgStephen Curry has long been one of the most impactful players in the league when he’s on the court. When he’s off the court, as he will be for at least the next three months, the trickle down effects to the rest of the roster are prominent.In the wake of the news that Curry will miss three months as he recovers from surgery on his broken left hand, the Warriors are forced to recalibrate. Poised to miss the playoffs and end the season in the draft lottery, expectations are realistically …last_img read more

Astronomy Columnist Tackles Naturalism vs. Intelligence

first_imgBob Berman is an unusual columnist for a science magazine.  He’s independent-thinking, unafraid to tackle big questions and criticize powerful institutions, but all the while able to keep a sense of humor.  In his monthly column “Bob Berman’s Strange Universe” in the November issue of Astronomy (p. 10), he took a moment from munching on his hot dog under the moon to think big.  “Astronomy leads us to deep issues,” he began.  “Many are so profound, we can’t even handle them.”  In “Hall of Mirrors,” he nevertheless handled, in his own whimsical way, some of the biggest: quantum theory, consciousness, perception, time, space, and intelligence.Take the question of intelligence lurking throughout the cosmos.  This topic arises when we look for life beneath the martian surface or perform SETI searches.  We assume life is out there, but we don’t know its limits….    Or consider nature itself, which most of us feel is smart.  Yet, it supposedly arose randomly from inert matter.  So we have this universe, which is basically as dumb as gravel.  A few billion years ago, some witless bits of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen slammed together for awhile until out popped Kobayashi – the Japanese competitive eater who devours hot dogs.  How carbon and oxygen atoms should have ever developed a taste for frankfurters is mysterious.  But there you have it, and it probably happened on other worlds, too.  We’re left with a combo plate: Some of the universe is smart, some of it is dumb.  We’re never quite sure where to draw the line.So given that the source of intelligence in the universe is a profound mystery, who does a better job explaining it: scientists, or theologians?  Berman switches the conventional whipping boys:If all this sounds far-out, well, you bet it is – although no more so than the standard model where the universe popped out of nothingness like a jack-in-the-box.  Any way you slice it, the biggest aspects of the cosmos are strange and mysterious.    Religions push back these mysteries by one step, and science, understandably, finds this unhelpful, even if it cannot come to the rescue itself.  We’re left with the stuff no one talks about, the uncle with the facial tic that everyone tries to ignore.    I think mysteries are among the best parts of astronomy, the perfect accompaniments to a starry night.  Scientists love ’em too, as they brilliantly chip away.  It would be nice, however, if cosmologists would put a lid on their arrogant ghetto-talk about their latest theory of everything and admit – just once in a while – that their knowledge is a single snowflake in the blizzard of the unknown.So even though he called it a draw, he reserved his biggest put-down for the standard cosmologists.  No worries, mate: “Me, I’m gonna observe the Moon,” he ended amicably.  “Want a hot dog?”Bob Berman is a rare columnist unafraid to stand up to the big guys in Big Science when he thinks they are a bunch of clueless loudmouths who don’t know what they are talking about (see 10/06/2004).  Bravo.    Is it really adding another step, though, to posit God as the Author of intelligence?  Is it really unhelpful?  This common misconception needs to be put in its place.  Carl Sagan used this in Cosmos as one of his many digs at religion, saying “Why not save a step, and say that the origin of the universe is an unanswerable question?”  Don’t just swallow this line and feel intimidated by it.  It’s time to go on offense:It begs the question that saving a step is a good thing.  Sometimes it is, but not always.  Should a pilot save a step, and skip over his flight checklist?It is not really saving a step.  Materialists have exactly the same problem.  They need a step to explain the origin of the cosmos, so in the place of God, they put a multiverse, nothingness, or their own imaginations.  If anything, they are adding steps if not multiplying them.Omitting a source of intelligence for the cosmos leaves intelligence unexplained.  It is a deficient answer.Supposing that intelligence can arise from non-intelligent matter (Berman’s “dumb as gravel” stuff) has no empirical support.  It is tantamount to ascribing God-like powers to inanimate objects.Skipping the question just because it is mysterious is a cop-out.  This is an arbitrary move in a debate, which spells death to logic.  Deal with it.  Either explain how intelligence arose spontaneously without an intelligent cause, or consider the alternatives honestly, without arrogance.Rational discussion is impossible in a material universe of impersonal, unintelligent particles and forces, because reasoning presupposes the existence of truth and the laws of logic – which are immaterial and unchangeable.  Deny that and your arguments become arbitrary and inconsistent; i.e., you forfeit the debate.In a day when most science reporters and columnists just regurgitate whatever scientists say about everything, it is refreshing to see an exception every once in awhile.  Bob understands the enormity of these questions for religion and philosophy and does not endure arrogant posturing even by the inhabitants of powerful ghettos.  We applaud Mr. Berman for having the guts to call it like he sees it.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

“Pirate Pete’s Plunder” GC172TB – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK May 27th 2010

first_img SharePrint RelatedArrrrrrr you fan of Pirates? — Nashuan’s First Cache (GC1D56C) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 28, 2013In “Community”NaGeira’s Treasure – GC6EDE – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 22, 2012November 21, 2012In “Geocaching with Kids”Til Death Do Us Part — Geocache of the WeekOctober 25, 2017In “Community” Pirate Pete’s Plunder GC172TB was named Cache of the Month by the Wisconsin Geocaching Association. It’s our Geocache of the Week.  The puzzle cache captures the imagination of children and families with a compelling and fun story about tracking down pirate’s treasure.This week’s geocache was chosen from entries submitted via Twitter.  Follow us on Twitter and submit your favorite cache for consideration as Geocache of the Week.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

13 days agoPuyol confident Valdes will bounce back from Barcelona sacking

first_imgPuyol confident Valdes will bounce back from Barcelona sackingby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCarles Puyol is confident Victor Valdes will bounce back from his sacking by Barcelona.Valdes, Puyol’s former teammate, was relieved of his duties as Juvenil A coach following disagreements with the club, yet Puyol did not shed much light on the decision.”Victor as a coach still does not have much experience,” former Barca captain Puyol explained.”Last season he did very well. In the world of football, he has a lot of knowledge to teach children.”I don’t know the reasons for his departure, and I’m not inside the club, but I’m sure he’ll be a great coach [in the future] and will help develop some great footballers.”Youth football is not easy, you have to focus on the training of the players and not so much on the results.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Carra Win reminiscent of victory over Germany in 2001

first_imgJamie Carragher has drawn comparisons to England’s 3-2 victory over Spain to their 5-1 win over Germany in 2001.Carragher played a key role in the England side that came from behind to stun Germany in a World Cup qualifier in Munich.Reflecting on the significance of the win, Carragher told Sky Sports: “I can only go back to when I was playing and the only thing that could match it was the 5-1 win in Germany.“It’s a fantastic result. This is a game they will never forget, whatever they do in their international careers.”Spain threatened to complete a comeback but England were resilient to record their first competitive victory since the semis of the World Cup.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Carragher added: “This a huge result for Gareth Southgate. The World Cup was great but privately we were saying ‘they haven’t really played anyone’ and as soon as they got to Croatia they struggled and couldn’t keep the ball. That’s why tonight is a massive result for Gareth Southgate.“How brave he was. As soon as the game started, Eric Dier, who was England’s holding midfielder, was flying at Sergio Busquets to close him down. That tells you they are on the front foot and going for it.“Watching England is like watching the top teams in the Premier League, you could never say that when I was playing, we always felt that the top teams in the Premier League would be too good for England. Maybe that’s the case but they play like the top teams in the world.“Spain still dominated possession but it was like a great away Champions League performance as you’d see from one of our top teams. They were devastating on the counter, very clinical in front of goal and held on at the end.”last_img read more

Firmino urges Liverpool to bounce back at Brighton

first_imgLiverpool forward Roberto Firmino believes it essential they return to winning ways by beating Brighton on Saturday in order to stay on top in the Premier LeagueAfter ending 2018 with a spectacular 5-1 win over Arsenal at Anfield and remaining unbeaten in their opening 20 league games, the new year has brought a drastic change in fortunes for Liverpool.The Reds are winless in 2019 with title rivals Manchester City inflicting a first league loss on them last week before Wolves knocked them out of the FA Cup at the third round on Monday.Speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to the Amex Stadium, Firmino stressed the importance of Liverpool rediscovering their winning touch ASAP with City only four points behind the leaders.“It’ll be a difficult game. Losing is obviously always bad; nobody likes to lose, and certainly not me,” Firmino told the club website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“But now we’ve got to bounce back. We’ve worked hard every day so we’re prepared for the weekend.“It’ll be a big game, a difficult game and we’ll do our best to get the three points.“That’s what the Premier League is all about – it’s intensely competitive. If the team at the top stutters, the second place will overtake them.“We know we can’t go to sleep and lose silly points. We must maintain our focus until the end of the season.”The Brighton and Liverpool game will begin at 16:00 (CET).last_img read more

Guardiola Sane is the best winger in the world

first_imgPep Guardiola has declared Leroy Sane as the world’s best winger ahead of Manchester City’s Carabao Cup final with Chelsea on Sunday.The Germany international came off the bench on Wednesday to equalise for City against former club Schalke 04 in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash by scoring a superb free-kick from 30 yards out.Sane’s goal helped inspire 10-man City to a 3-2 comeback victory on the night and he will now be eyeing a starting spot at Wembley this weekend as the Citizens chase a second successive Carabao Cup.But opportunities at the Etihad Stadium have been a little harder to come by this season for Sane due to Bernardo Silva’s adeptness down the right wing and Raheem Sterling’s fine form.However, Guardiola holds Sane in very high regard and will not contemplate moving him down the middle.“Playing in the middle he can do it,” said Guardiola on the club website.“But I think he’s better out wide.“I’m not saying he can’t (play in middle) but at the moment we have better players to do that job.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“But Leroy is best playing in the world out wide. I’d prefer to use him where he is strongest, he’s an incredible player.”The former Barcelona coach is well aware of the importance that this weekend’s cup final can have on his City team and is wary of a possible revenge-seeking Chelsea, who they thrashed 6-0 in the league on February 10.“It was really important [to win the Carabao Cup],” revealed Guardiola.“In the Premier League, we were flying in that period but in the days before, we went out of the FA Cup at Wigan.“It is not the most important title but we are here, playing at Wembley – a magical stadium, against a top side in Chelsea.“In the moment, I was so happy but today, I wish we hadn’t beaten them 6-0!“I don’t like to play one team in a short period of time, after you’ve beaten them. They are professional players and they will go extra.”The Carabao Cup final between Chelsea and City will take place at Wembley on Sunday with kick-off set for 5:30 PM (CET).GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 20: Leroy Sane of Manchester City celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between FC Schalke 04 and Manchester City at Veltins-Arena on February 20, 2019 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)last_img read more