first_imgTwo new youth cafés will be set up in Donegal after receiving funding boosts this week.Youth services in Ballybofey and Gort a Choirce were each given a €50,000 sum to set up the new drop-in centres.The youth cafés will provide young people in these areas with safe, alcohol free places to meet up with friends. They will also serve as information hubs to give out information on youth issues such as positive mental health and employment support. The funding was allocated as part of a €1.5 million nationwide funding injection by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs stated “As Minister, I have had the opportunity to visit many recently opened Youth Cafés across the country.“I have seen at first hand how these facilities can offer a safe, alcohol free, environment for young people to ‘hang out’. I have also been greatly impressed at the innovative partnership approach taken by many youth services in developing youth cafés as dynamic local hubs offering information and services to young people on key youth issues from positive mental health to employment support.”  NEW YOUTH CAFÉ BOOST FOR DONEGAL TEENS was last modified: December 13th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Ballybofeydepartment of children and youth affairsgort an choirceyouth cafeslast_img read more

Everton vs Rotherham: Live talkSPORT commentary, kick-off time and team news

first_img FOOTBALL LATEST gameday Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade impact highlights Getty Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more What is the team news?Everton: Stekelenburg, Kenny, Holgate, Zouma, Digne, Sandro, Dowell, Davies, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, NiasseSubs: Baines, Walcott, Tosun, Schneiderlin, Coleman, Pennington, VirginiaRotherham: Price, Vyner, Robertson, Raggett, Mattock, Forde, Palmer, Ball, Wiles, Newell, ProctorSubs: Rodak, Vaulks, Ajayi, Taylor, Vassell, Williams, Jones England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 1 silverware Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Everton will be looking to earn a spot in the third round of the Carabao Cup when they take on Rotherham at Goodison Park.The League One side beat Wigan in the last round and will be desperate to put an end to Marco Silva’s unbeaten start to the season. Silva’s side are yet to lose in the league this season Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack What time is kick-off?This Carabao Cup second round clash is set for Wednesday, August 29.Kick-off on Merseyside is at 7.45pm.It’s 26 years since these two last met, when the Toffees ran out 3-0 winners in a 1992 League Cup tie.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Tune into talkSPORT 2 from 7.30pm for live coverage of this game.You can listen using your DAB radio, or use our live player to stream through a web browser. smart causal possible standings last_img read more

Letterkenny man charged with having syphon pipes to steal fuel

first_imgA Letterkenny man has been remanded in custody on a number of charges including possession of syphon pipes with the intention of using them in the theft of motor fuel, handling stolen property, and criminal damage.William Reilly, with an address at 8 Railway Avenue, Killygordon, appeared by video link from Castlerea Prison at Letterkenny District Court. The 25-year-old faces charges of possession of a small syphon pipe with the intention of using it in the theft of motor fuel at Canal Road, Letterkenny, on July 25th last.A separate charge of possession of a large syphon pipe was also brought before the court.He is also charged with handling stolen property at Pearse Road, Letterkenny, on July 29th including eleven bottles of Vodka, three bottles of Hennessy, seventy packets of cigarettes, fifty Bic lighters, and a Lenova tablet.The accused was further charged with criminal damage at Canal Road, Letterkenny March 31st last, and with production of an article likely to intimidate or cause serious injury.Judge Paul Kelly remanded him in custody to appear by video link at Letterkenny Court on August 15th.Letterkenny man charged with having syphon pipes to steal fuel was last modified: August 13th, 2019 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:courtletterkennysyphontheftWilliam Reillylast_img read more

Former Raiders star Clem Daniels dies at 83; if you only know about his football prowess, you’re missing out

first_imgClem Daniels, an Oakland Raiders stalwart during the team’s formative years in the early 1960s, has died at 83. His passing was announced by a statement from the team.“The Raider Family mourns the loss of Clem Daniels, an integral part of the Raider organization for six decades,” the statement read. “Clem was the premier all-purpose running back in the American Football League, setting the league’s all-time rushing record, and was one of the original stars of the Silver and Black.”Daniels, a …last_img

Malaysia to release MH370 report

first_imgThe Malaysian government will release the preliminary report into the disappearance of MH370 which vanished with 239 passengers and crew over 48 days ago.In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said that the government would release the much anticipated preliminary report “next week.”And for the first time the Malaysians have officially confirmed that MH370 was tracked by military radar when it turned back and crossed Malaysia. “The military radar, the primary radar has some capability. It tracked an aircraft which did a turn back, but they were not sure, exactly sure, whether it was MH370. What they were sure of was that the aircraft was not deemed to be hostile,” said Najib.On the critical Inmarsat satellite tracking data on which the current search is based Najib said initially he did not believe it.“To be honest I found it hard to believe to begin with.” “It’s a bizarre scenario, which none of us could have contemplated so that’s why when I met the team….[of] foremost experts in aviation industry…I asked them again and again are you sure?”“And there answer to me was we are as sure as we can possibly be,” Najib told Mr Quest.CNN’s Mr Quest then asked Najib if he was prepared to say the plane and its passengers were lost.“On the balance of the evidence, it would be hard to imagine otherwise, Richard,” said Najib.Mr Quest also pressed the Malaysian Prime Minister on the handling of the crisis.While noting that the disappearance is unprecedented and technically challenging Najib conceded that “we didn’t get our communications right, to begin with.”“I’m prepared to say that there are things that we did well, there are things that we didn’t do too well.”Asked about long lasting damage to Malaysia as a country the Malaysian Prime Minister said that “given time we can recover.” “I believe the world will look at us and judge us in a sense that it was hugely complex matter to deal with and I think on balance we did a lot of good things and one of the biggest things we did was to put together 26 nations in the largest ever search operation conducted during peace time and that’s a huge success for Malaysia.”“Admittedly, we made some mistakes. There were shortcomings but the world must realize that this is totally unprecedented,” said Najib.To leave tributes click herelast_img read more

Net-Metering Is Preserved in Kansas

first_imgKansas state legislators have rejected a measure that would have ended net-metering, the rate system that allows homeowners to sell excess solar and wind-generated power to their utilities.Instead, Midwest Energy News reports, lawmakers passed a compromise that preserves net metering but lowers the reimbursement rate to the utility’s avoided cost.The three investor owned utilities in Kansas had backed the repeal effort, part of a broad initiative by the American Legislative Exchange Council to quash renewable energy initiatives around the country. But lawmakers in Kansas weren’t buying it. Utilities objected to net-metering ratesWestar Energy, one of the Kansas utilities in favor of the repeal, had complained net metering rules were forcing it to pay customers retail prices for a wholesale commodity, The Topeka Capital-Journal said in a report in February.Echoing claims that other utilities around the country have made, Westar executive Mark Schreiber said, “When a customer generates some of his or her own power and gets paid the full retail rate of 10 cents, the result is that other customers pay his share of the cost of the entire infrastructure that he continues to use.”Schreiber favored reimbursement rates at the utility’s “avoided cost” rather than the full retail price, and lawmakers agreed. News reports didn’t specify what the new reimbursement rate would be.The bill also reduces the size of residential solar installations that can qualify for net metering, from 25 kW to 15 kW. For commercial projects, the limit was reduced from 200 kW to 100 kW, Midwest Energy News said.Separately, state representatives in Kansas also defeated a bill last month that would have repealed renewable energy standards that were adopted in 2009, according to The Associated Press. The vote in the House was 77-42 to kill a measure that had the backing of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and had been approved in the state Senate.The standards require utilities to provide 20% of their power from renewable sources by 2020.last_img read more

PDP leader accuses BJP of ‘communalising’ Jammu

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party’s ruling coalition partner, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday accused its ally of “communalising human rights and governance issues” in the Jammu region.“There is nothing right about the right wing. The outburst by so-called leaders of Jammu about certain measures to safeguard the tribal community is unwarranted and uncalled for. This follows the politicising of the probe into the rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa,” said PDP leader Firdous Tak, also an MLC from Kishtwar in the Chenab Valley.Referring to the BJP’s stand on tribal rights over forest land, which the BJP is openly opposing, Mr. Tak said: “The majoritarian approach of pushing the minorities to the wall is not new in Jammu. The BJP is following the footprints of the Congress to represent the majority opinion.”Warning against playing communal politics, the MLC said: “Every time you [the BJP] play the communal card, you are hurting the constitutional mandate.”Tribal rights and the rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomad girl have had the two coalition partners pulling in different directions.Sources said that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday refused to meet the BJP MLAs who are demanding that the rape case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Ms. Mufti’s stand has further soured relations.last_img read more

We have spent only 2 months together since getting married last year: Sushil’s wife

first_imgAs wrestler Sushil Kumar was scripting history inside the ExCel arena, there were many Indians cheering for him. But there was one very special fan sitting amongst the crowd. Sushil Kumar’s wife Savi Solanki was a picture of composure and self assurance as Sushil sliced through the field in the 66kg category.  The young Savi, who got married to Sushil only a year ago, has hardly spent any time with India’s greatest Olympian. “We have only spent two months together since getting married last year. Sushil has been so busy with his training. He’s hardly been in India during the last year” Savi told Headlines Today. And the hard work has certainly paid off, with Sushil Kumar becoming an Indian sporting icon on the wrestling mat in London. In fact, he can now be put in the same category as a Sachin Tendulkar or a Vishwanathan Anand. “Sushil has really worked hard over the last couple of years. He has been in Belarus and other countries and we are all delighted for him,” she said.  No other Indian has won individual medals at successive Olympic games and some of that credit should also go to Sushil’s family who have made sacrifices of their own to see him succeed at the biggest sporting stage of them all.last_img read more