Special council meeting to discuss weather response and cost

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Previous articleInishowen NCT centre open for businessNext articleMan charged with causing death of Derry man News Highland Google+ As Donegal County Council and the government’s Emergency Response Committee reiterate the need to conserve water, the way the council dealt with the severe weather is to be discussed at a special council meeting on Friday.The meeting will see officials brief councillors on how much was done, and what the cost of the work will be.This special meeting of council has been call to present members with a comprehensive report on all the services provided by the Council since the start of the severe weather conditions, and to discuss plans for dealing with any possible further periods of severe weather, as well as dealing with all infrastructural damage arising from the severe weather conditions.However, possibly the most difficult element of the meeting will be a review of the full costs of the services provided and the consequential impacts on the 2010 Budget.The wintry conditions which are only now beginning to abate actually began the night before the council’s budget meeting in December, and the cost of gritting and clearing roads on a daily basis since then will eat substantially into the authority’s road maintenance budget, having clearly gone far beyond the expectations of the budget document.The costs of the past three weeks will have ramifications that stretch far beyond the winter. Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Special council meeting to discuss weather response and cost WhatsApp Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook By News Highland – January 13, 2010 Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Newsx Adverts Pinterest Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Presence of total coliform revealed in test of University’s water

first_imgUpdated Friday at 7:18 p.m.The water on the north end of Notre Dame’s campus has tested positive for total coliform, a naturally occurring microorganism which does not cause illness itself, the University announced in an email to the Notre Dame community April 28. According to the email, the University made the community aware of this result because the presence of coliform may also indicate the presence of other bacteria and the University  believes it has “the responsibility to make [students] aware of this matter.”The email said the University has taken several steps “out of an abundance of caution” to ensure the continued safety of the campus water. These measures include continuously flushing and monitoring the water lines, isolating areas of the water line system and checking for potential sources of the contamination.University spokesperson Dennis Brown said these precautions have already resulted in a decrease in the amount of coliform in the water supply.“Testing this weekend has shown a substantial decrease in the coliform counts throughout the system,” he said in an email. “There continues to be no sign of E. coli bacteria in the water. We are continuing to flush and treat the system and will have an update for the campus early this week.”Anyone with severely compromised immune systems might want to go seek advice from a health care provider, the email said. However, the University said no extraordinary measures need to be taken to resolve the contamination and no extra precautions are necessary when drinking the University water.While the water did not initially test positive for E. coli, the University sent a follow-up email to the community May 9 to report that E. coli had been found and accidentally overlooked in the initial tests. According to an email sent Friday, however, representatives from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) “noted in their report that they believe the E. coli positive sample of April 20 to be due to sampling error, faulty plumbing installation, or another issue, and  not indicative of the water from the University’s potable water system.”The same email also stated that daily water tests indicate the campus water system has been free of total coliform since May 8.Tags: coliform, EPA, Water qualitylast_img read more

Publicity stunt: Indonesia leader gets lift from motorbike skit

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Widodo then walked out of an elevator and took his seat in the VIP section, prompting laughter and cheers in the stadium — and a favourable reaction on social media.“I nearly cried, Koreans are calling Jokowi oppa (brother) after watching him riding the bike, and now they want him to give them a ride,” one Twitter user posted, while another likened him to Hollywood star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It seems like Jokowi will star in the next sequel of Mission Impossible,” read the tweet.Widodo, 57, who was also spotted gyrating in his seat to music during the ceremony, joked about the motorbike video sequence with his 10 million followers on Twitter. Barrientos tops GMTBC Open Masters division An actor impersonating Indonesian President Joko Widodo rides a motorbike during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADPresident Joko Widodo found himself flavour of the month on social media on Sunday as Indonesians lapped up his motorbike stunt skit at the Asian Games opening ceremony.A motorbike stuntman posing as Widodo, known as ‘Jokowi’, leapt off a ramp and pulled other tricks in Jakarta’s streets before riding into the Gelora Bung Karno stadium and disappearing into the basement.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “Who was riding the bike? Manoeuvring and doing stops and arriving on time at GBK last night? hehehe,” he tweeted.The Asian Games, declared open by Widodo at the ceremony on Saturday, features 18,000 athletes and officials and is being held in Jakarta and Palembang.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES 2 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan PLAY LIST 00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more


first_imgThe building in Letterkenny which houses the NowDoc offices.The HSE is spending €86,400 a year renting the NowDoc building in Letterkenny, auction documents have shown.Auction details of the building at Oldtown Road has revealed that the HSE has paid rent on the building for the past decade.A reduced rent of €59,000 is currently being negotiated between the HSE and the current owner. Details of the rental agreement are contained in an All-Sop auction brochure which was published last night.The NowDoc offices is one of two joint-buildings to go under the hammer as one lot at the auction in Dublin on October 22nd.The other building is the Dizzy Rascals play centre which has a rent of €15,000 each year.The current combined rent from the 14,000 sq ft warehouse is €101,400. The reserve price on the warehouse office unit has been put at between €490,000 and €540,000.The tenant information posted with the All-Sop brochure for prospective buyers says “The HSE is a public sector organisation with an annual budget of approximately €13 billion, it is also Ireland’s largest employer with approximately 67,000 employees.”There are a total of three Donegal properties for auction at the All-Sop auction.The other two include the Magnolia Restaurant in Letterkenny which has a reserve price of €30,000 and also a half acre of land in Bridgend with a reserve price of €5,000. REVEALED: HSE IS PAYING €86,400 A YEAR TO RENT NOWDOC OFFICES IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:All SopauctiondonegalHSEletterkennyNowDocrentlast_img read more

Tweak the Tweet: New Twitter Hashtag Syntax for Sharing Information During Catastrophes

first_imgRelated Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification As we reported last week, groups of hackers from all around the world got together this weekend to find ways to help Haiti and to create tools that can be used in future disasters. One of these groups, in collaboration with Project EPIC, developed a new syntax to make it easier for computers to read tweets from areas that are affected by a disaster. If adopted widely, this new hashtag-based syntax will make it easier to automatically extract data about locations or the status of a road or person.A vast number of status updates from Haiti were posted on Twitter in the last few days. As Chris Messina pointed out in a discussion on the Activity Streams mailing list earlier today, the lack of standardized metadata means that we currently have little choice but to use stopgap mechanisms like this new hashtag-based syntax to syndicate this kind of information into a computer-readable form.Main Tags#need [explain the needs using the appropriate keywords below]#offering or #offer or #have [explain what you have using appropriate keywords below]#imok [name] #ruok [name] #trapped [name]#injured [name]#open [write what is open, a road? a hospital? a store?]#closed [write what is closed? a road? a shelter?]How Does it WorkThe new syntax is pretty easy to learn. Every tweet should contain at least one main tag like #need [explain need], #offering or #injured [name]. You can find a full list of main tags here. In addition, tweets can also have data tags like #name [name], #loc [location] or #contact [email, phone etc.]. These tweets can also contain often-used keywords that don’t need the hashtag sign like food, supplies, road, hospital or help.ExamplesHere are some real-world examples of this new syntax being used in Haiti:#haiti #need security #loc General Hospital PAP #contact @thehatian#haiti #need water #loc Orphanage Foyer de Sion #contact @robinbauer #src @AnnCurryCan you deliver beans rice water to orphanage? #Haiti #Need Food #Contact: @childhopeintl #Loc: Delmas 75, Rue Cassagnol #14, PaP BLESS YOUWe aren’t aware of any tools that read these tweets yet, but it’s easy to imagine a Google Maps mashup that can show the locations of where people need help.If you would like to help the Project EPIC and Crisis Camp teams out, have a look at the groups’ website, which lists a number of ways to get involved in this project, ranging from translating tweets into the new hashtag format, to building applications that can collect the data from these tweets. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos frederic lardinoiscenter_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#news#twitter#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more