first_imgA homeowner in Ballyshannon was almost forced to pay €20,007 but for the fact that all water bills are capped.The home was the SIXTH highest in the entire country with a home in Clontarf in Dublin facing a bill of a whopping €45,786.The bills, which were not issued to customers, were as a result of major water leaks at the homes. But because of the cap on bills, no customer received a bill for more than €40 per single adult or €65 for two adults or more.During the first three months of water bills, more than 30,000 homes were identified as having leaks with more than €1,000 flowing away for homes.DONEGAL HOME ALMOST LANDED WITH €20,007 WATER CHARGE BILL was last modified: November 24th, 2015 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:Ballyshannoncappeddonegalwater billlast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps bring to an end their first series of games in this season’s First Division on Friday night when they make the trip to Galway to take on Mervue United.And supporters of the boys in blue will be hoping that, at the eleventh attempt, Harps can record their first victory of the season.It’s been a more than disappointing season so far for the club, who have only three home draws to show from their nine league games so far in 2011. And Friday night’s opponents, Mervue United, have already knocked Harps out of the EA Sports League Cup – recording a 1-0 extra-time victory – back in Joe Doherty“Last week we got our eyes opened to the enormity of the task at hand,” said Harps Manager Peter Hutton as he reflected on the 1-0 home defeat to Wexford Youths.“You can see why we are where we are in the table at the moment. We have a tough job in hand and people need to manage the expectations of what to expect in the immediate future. “We have a very young squad, a very inexperienced squad and one this is not helped when missing some of the more experienced players like Conor O’Grady and even Gareth Harkin.”On tomorrow’s game in Fahy’s Field, Hutton feels that a win could do wonders for his young side.“We are hoping for a positive result and a good performance. We need to cut out the silly mistakes and hope that the players take on board what we ask them to do. If things go wrong during the game, we need the players to react in the right way and move on. A win would certainly help us, and would help bring confidence back to the squad.”Harps will have to plan again without the injured duo of Conor O’Grady and Gareth Harkin, who Huttons feels are both a week or two away from been back in contention.“Ciaran Coll is a definite absentee as he hasn’t been able to train this week due to tonsillitis,” explained the new Manager. “Added to that, Packie Mailey is a doubt with a foot injury and Gary Whoriskey picked up a knock to his knee in training last night.”Suspended: None.Doubtful: Packie Mailey (foot), Gary Whoriskey (knee).Injured: Conor O’Grady, Gareth Harkin, Ciaran Coll. Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: D-L-L-L-L-L (1 pt)Mervue United: L-W-L-L-W-L (6 pts)Recent games away to Mervue United20-Mar-09 – Drew 1-1 (First Division)11-Sep-09 – Won 1-0 (First Division)07-Aug-10 – Won 3-1 (First Division)28-Mar-11 – Lost 0-1 (League Cup)Finn Harps Goalscorers 2011Kevin McHugh – 3Marc Brolly – 1Gareth Harkin – 1Finn Harps Results 2011 (Harps goalscorer in brackets)5th May 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 0-1 Wexford Youths29th April 2011 – FD – Shelbourne 1-0 Finn Harps22nd April 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 1-2 Longford Town (Brolly)19th April 2011 – FD – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps15th April 2011 – FD – Cork City 5-0 Finn Harps8th April 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 0-0 Salthill Devon28th March 2011 – EA – Mervue United 1-0 Finn Harps25th March 2011 – FD – Waterford United 1-0 Finn Harps18th March 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 2-2 Monaghan United (McHugh 2)4th March 2011 – FD – Finn Harps 2-2 Limerick (McHugh, Harkin)Mervue United v Finn HarpsAirtricity League First DivisionFahy’s Field, Friday 13th May 2011 – Kick-off 7.45pmHARPS HOPING TO END FIRST SERIES OF GAMES ON HIGH NOTE was last modified: May 12th, 2011 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)last_img read more


first_imgTHE incredible hard work of cancer patients, survivors and their families from across Donegal was marked last night – as Relay For Life announced they had raised an incredible €282,000 towards finding a cure to the dreadful disease and caring for those who have it.Thousands of people came to the LYIT this weekend to show their support for the 70 teams who ran the 24 hour Relay for Life.It was a culmination of months and months of hard work by the organisers. Many of Donegal’s best-known personalities including Daniel O’Donnell, Clannad, swimmer Anne Marie Ward and Highland Radio’s Shaun Doherty turned up for the event.The crowds were greeted by spectacular sunshine as Donegal turned out to show its fighting spirit and support for every family ever touched by the disease.Teams began their relay at 5.30pm on Saturday and finished at 5.30pm this evening.As well as raising awareness of the fight against cancer, raising so much money has been superb. Chairman Robert O’Connor said he was speechless at how supportive people have been and how they have turned out in such large numbers.The €282,000 is so far – with more to be collected.It was an incredible event; anyone who witnessed the candle light display on Saturday could not have failed to be inspired by it all.Well done to all.With 1,655,000 page views last month, get your story seen on Donegal Daily. Send your stories and pictures to Follow us on us on INCREDIBLE: RELAY FOR LIFE RAISES €282,000! was last modified: May 28th, 2012 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:000donegalJUST INCREDIBLE: RELAY FOR LIFE RAISES €282LYITRelay for Lifelast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps Co-Operative Society Limited wish to inform all Shareholders that a Special General Meeting will be held in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey on Sunday 16th December at 7.30pm.The Board of Finn Harps would welcome new members to join the Board of Directors. Nominations for the Board should be with the Secretary no later than close of business on Friday 14th December.Nominations should be signed by the nominee and be proposed and seconded by two existing shareholders.  FINN HARPS CO-OP TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING was last modified: December 4th, 2012 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:FINN HARPS CO-OPmeetinglast_img read more

L.A. relationships working well for chief

first_img Bratton referenced that struggle in explaining his recent endorsement of council President Alex Padilla in his run for a North San Fernando Valley State Senate seat. The influential Christopher Commission report on LAPD reform frowned on police chiefs making endorsements, but Bratton said he was swayed by Padilla’s support for the department. The Padilla endorsement is Bratton’s second such nod since arriving in L.A. His first was for the man who hired him, former Mayor James Hahn. The chief said he had a better personal relationship with Villaraigosa, but Hahn “brought me to the dance.” Bratton navigated the election well, Sonenshein said, and it is now paying dividends in his relationship with Villaraigosa. “The success of each is essential to the other,” he said. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The mayor agrees, saying he feels “very fortunate to have a man of his skill and leadership” at the LAPD. One major difference between Bratton’s tenures in the nation’s two largest cities is that Giuliani’s top priority was crime fighting – Villaraigosa so far has spent more time emphasizing issues such as education and transportation. The structure of government in Los Angeles is another difference, said Raphael Sonenshein, a political scientist at California State University, Fullerton. Charter reforms have eroded the LAPD’s independence, he said. “The polls show he’s very well regarded,” Sonenshein said. “Being popular isn’t the same as being powerful.” Sonenshein pointed to Bratton’s difficulties in convincing the City Council or the required supermajority of voters to fund thousands of more cops. When William Bratton was police commissioner in New York, his relationship with then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani famously soured after Bratton appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Now that Bratton is the top cop in Los Angeles, where the dynamic new mayor just graced the cover of Newsweek, can another such clash be in the works? Quite the contrary, they say. “We have an extraordinarily good relationship,” Bratton said of his rapport with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. last_img read more

Things to Do

first_imgFundraising party for the family of injured mail carrier Bill Pinjanthuk, 6-9 p.m. today at Mountasia, 21516 Golden Triangle Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $15 for unlimited golf, go-karts and bumper boats. Call (661) 253-4386. Movies to Talk About film series will present “Last Best Chance,” starring Fred Thompson, 6:30 p.m. today at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733 or visit “On the Town” will be presented by the Choral Department, 7 p.m. today-Saturday and Nov. 17-19 at the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. Santa Clarita Independent Film Festival will feature independent films, workshops, music and an awards ceremony, Friday through Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Visit for a complete schedule of events. Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild 2005 quilt show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20870 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Admission: $7; $5 for seniors. Call Eddie Moore at (661) 270-0630. Arts and crafts fair will feature unique handmade items, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Old Orchard Park, 25023 Avenida Rotella, Valencia. Call (661) 286-4079. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Love Ride will begin in Glendale, 9 a.m. Sunday, and culminate at Castaic Lake for a barbecue lunch, trade show and concert. Call Harley-Davidson of Glendale at (818) 246-5618 or visit Sierra Club hike from East Canyon to Mission Peak will meet, 9 a.m. Sunday at the entrance to Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Donica Wood at (661) 263-0568. Radio will perform classic rock, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market: $1.50 for adults; children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. Animal program will discuss owls, 10-11 a.m. Sunday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present two preview performances from its upcoming holiday concert, “Caroling, Caroling!” 2 p.m. Sunday at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, and 4 p.m. Sunday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call (661) 254-8886. By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hike, 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. Valentine’s Traveling Nature Class will feature creepy crawlers and other small animals for children to see, touch and learn about, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. “Moon Over Buffalo” will be presented, 7 p.m. Wednesday-Nov. 19 at the Valencia High School Theatre, 27801 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (661) 294-1188, Ext. 528. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Western and Bluegrass music concert will feature The Pearce Family, Nancy Lee and J.d. Seibert, 7 p.m. Friday in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10. Call (661) 254-4584. Sierra Hillbillies Square & Round Dance Club will hold a Veterans Day dance, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 257-4801 or visit Rob Sherwood and Eric Hunter will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $11, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Harley-Davidson stunt show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday along Golden Valley Road adjacent to the new Wal-Mart shopping center in Canyon Country. Admission is free. Call (661) 286-4084. last_img read more

Zion Williamson injury: DeMarcus Cousins shares gripes about NCAA

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – The topic first prompted DeMarcus Cousins to make a plug about his shoe.Duke freshman star Zion Williamson both sprained his right knee during Wednesday’s game against North Carolina and tore through the soles of his Nike shoe. Cousins mentioned that never happened to him since he is a “Puma guy.”“I don’t have anything,” Cousins said following morning …last_img read more

Repurposed Mandela Centre to inspire

first_img28 May 2013 The newly refurbished Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory will soon be officially opened for South Africans and visitors to the country to explore and enjoy the legacy of the life and times of Nelson Mandela. Speaking to SAnews during an event to showcase the refurbished centre in Johannesburg on Monday, Sello Hatang, who will take over the reins as the centre’s CEO on June 1, said: “We’ve got a centre that is beginning to re-imagine itself as a public resource. “We hope that in August or September when we [officially] open, a lot of south Africans, people from other countries in Africa, including the global community, will be able to come and enjoy what we have here. “We want to serve as a centre that will galvanise people to do Mandela Day activities daily, organise people around dialogue, and share Madiba’s legacy.” Hatang said the facility represented the final transition of Mandela’s post-presidential office into a public and dialogue facility, as well as a physical home for Madiba’s legacy, adding that Mandela did not belong to any one institution, but was a global resource to be shared. Hatang noted that entry to the refurbished centre would be free but by appointment only, as the facility would not be able to cater to large numbers of visitors at the same time.50 years since arrival on Robben Island Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who attended Monday’s event, said the refurbishing of the centre also coincided with the 50th anniversary of Mandela’s arrival on Robben Island. It was on 27 May 1963 when Mandela arrived on Robben Island as a prisoner for the first time, just over six months after he was sentenced to five years in prison for leaving the country without a passport and inciting workers to strike. Motlanthe said Madiba was an iconic figure not only for the country, but for the international community as well. The Deputy President also emphasised the importance of archives in measuring progress towards goals. “Distance in a temporal sense is managed by the future as projected by those who came before us. We need to go back in time and mine the important resolutions and dreams from the archives to measure how far we’ve come,” he said. The acting chairperson of the Mandela Centre of Memory and chairperson of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation, Professor Njabulo Ndebele, said the three key objectives of the centre were to deliver to the world an integrated information resource on the life and times of Nelson Mandela; to convene dialogues on critical social issues of the day; and to share Madiba’s legacy through campaigns such as Mandela Day. The centre’s outgoing CEO, Achmat Dangor, said he had learned two important lessons from Mandela: firstly, that when you are fundraising, “don’t leave without the cheque”. And secondly, “when you bring people together who agree with one another, that’s a chat; but when they disagree and want to talk about it, that’s dialogue.”Exploring the centre Guests at Monday’s event were invited to browse the centre’s reading room and spend a moment in Madiba’s post-presidential office, which has been transformed into a public dialogue facility. The office has been preserved exactly as he left it in 2010. The upper level of the centre has been transformed into an interactive space for visitors, with a permanent exhibition called The Life & Times of Nelson Mandela. It will also feature a reading room for research and reference work, as well as facilities to host discussions. On the lower level, a high-tech archival storage facility has been created for the centre’s archival collections, including Madiba’s personal papers. Source: read more

Building an Ed-Tech Startup in a (Startup) Weekend

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Startup Weekend always sounds like mission impossible: you have 54 hours – from Friday night until Sunday night – to pitch, then build, then demo a product. But the intensity and creativity of the teams that come together for these events are impressive. Great ideas, great products, great teams, and yes despite the short duration, great startups are hatched there.That’s why it’s pretty exciting to see the next San Francisco Startup Weekend turn its sights on the education technology industry.Startup Weekend EDU will be held June 3 -5 at the Grockit offices in San Francisco, and will bring together “makers, founders, creators, developers, teachers, students, designers, and the business-inclined to launch real startups to address the real problems in the multi-trillion dollar education, training and learning markets.”The weekend will follow the same pattern as other Startup Weekend events: ideas will be pitched on Friday night, and the teams will come together to work on their chosen ones, hacking all weekend in preparation for a demo on Sunday evening.Speakers at Startup Weekend EDU will include Eric Ries, creator of the Lean Startup methodology, and the judges panel will include Prashant Fuloria, Director of Product Management at Facebook. More judges, speakers, and mentors will be announced soon.The judges panel will offer feedback to the presenting teams and will hand out over $5000 in cash for the startups.“SFEDU Startup Weekend is about people passionate about improving education giving up their weekend to create real solutions,” says Grockit CEO Farbood Nivi. Education technology can definitely use more hackers, and you can register here to attend the event. audrey watters Tags:#events#start Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

The Wearable Intersection Of Sensible And Goofy: GoPad

first_imgThe GoPad isn’t a pad at all. It’s a tablet stand plus a carrying strap plus some other hardware to encourage tablet owners to wear their hardware while they walk around. In the above video, taken from the GoPad’s Kickstarter page, you can watch inventor Peter Kielland demo the unit.GoPad Is Not A Gag. No, Really! His George Takei-esque delivery and $1-level “Dance of Joy” Kickstarter reward might make you wonder if the GoPad is a gag, but Kielland is the real deal. He’s also created the Scruzol, a simple-but-handy screwdriver/drill-bit hybrid sold on the Home Shopping Network that’s actually gotten really positive reviews. He’s a little odd, but Kielland is legit. After watching the Kickstarter video, I immediately wondered who’d actually use this thing?. I could think of only two potential customers: keytar players and this guy.Clearly, Gordon Lightfoot Junior has no problem putting it out there, and a wearable tablet would free his hands for ironic beard grooming. But once the laughter faded and I dug in, I started to believe Kielland might be right. For the average street-crossing civilian, wearing a computer around your neck is pretty dumb, but there are plenty of people who use tablets at work, and something like the GoPad might actually do the trick. For doctors, mechanics, and anyone else who needs hands-free reference images (and please leave a comment if I’m wrong here), there don’t seem to be a whole lot of options.The GoPad holds the tablet in a serviceable position, and once you unhook the strap, the three-way stand is actually quite useful for everyone.GoPad Changes The World!When I add it all up, the GoPad’s biggest problem is really the marketing. Canadians tend to be a modest bunch, but Kielland isn’t scared of a big statement. On the company website, he declares the GoPad the “Future of Mobile Computing.” The Kindle Fire? The iPhone 5? NFC? Mere toys! The reversible/wearable/adjustable tablet strap – that’s what’s going to change the world! Shades of Matthew Lesko?If Kielland had focused on the stand, rather than the wearable aspect (and released it as “The OmniStand, with optional strap,” or something equally Belkin-y), it might have seemed a little less silly.But he didn’t. No matter how you dress it up, wearing a laptop around your neck is just plain goofy (and this from someone who owns a pair of Vibram Five Fingers), but despite some remarkably hokey marketing, GoPad might actually have a niche. Just hope you don’t meet your future spouse while wearing it.Keytar image by George Mattson.  cormac foster The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#iPad#mobile Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Google’s Project Glass has made wearable computing hip. Now a Canadian Kickstarter project wants to make it dorky. And the GoPad folks might actually be on to something. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more