Car parking charges in Donegal to be reviewed in New Year

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Car parking charges in Donegal to be reviewed in New Year Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Donegal County Council are to carry out a review of car parking charges in the county in the New Year.Currently car parking charges apply in Buncrana, the Twin Towns, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ballyshannon and Bundoran with the Council considering if other towns are suitable for the charges to be introduced.Cllr Barry O’Neill passed a motion two years ago calling for the abolition of charges in Ballyshannon.He says the charges are having a damaging impact on the economy with people opting to shop in neighbouring towns and it must be addressed sooner rather than later:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ By News Highland – November 29, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Previous articleMinor crashes across Donegal due to treacherous driving conditionsNext articleWarning over use of ‘key lock jammers’ in Donegal & Tyrone News Highland last_img read more

Chilean OPV Drops Anchor in Peru to Participate in Unitas LIII

first_img GOSTEI MUITO E EU QUERO SER TROPA AMERICANA OU BRASI. SOU ANGOLANO 244 928050119 244 913006928 By Dialogo May 16, 2012 The Chilean Navy’s OPV Comandante Toro was welcomed at Peru’s Callao Naval Base on May 13 by a delegation from that South American country’s Navy. During its stay, the vessel’s crew will carry out a substantial program of activities as part of the Pacific phase of the Unitas LIII exercise. The countries participating in UNITAS are Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and the United States. This is the first time that the Chilean Navy is participating in Unitas with an offshore patrol vessel in the OPV-80 class, designed by the German firm Fassmer and built in the country, at the Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR) industrial plant in Talcahuano. In Chile, this vessel and its twin, the OPV-81 Piloto Pardo, are used for tasks related to guarding the nation’s extensive maritime spaces, protecting human life at sea, search-and-rescue missions, support for island communities, protecting fishing resources, and monitoring maritime pollution. last_img read more

Poll finds support for climate action, despite some IN opposition

first_imgJust weeks after the midterm election, a new Sierra Club poll finds the majority of voters in some key battleground states want policymakers to support efforts to protect communities from climate change. (Photo: MGDboston/ – Some of Indiana’s leaders have voiced outspoken opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants, but a new poll indicates a majority of voters don’t share those views.Melissa Williams, national political director for the Sierra Club, says the group’s new post-election poll of voters in six key states finds, regardless of who they supported in the 2014 midterm election, most want congressional action to address climate change.“Support for this plan is extremely high,” says Williams. “It includes large majorities of Independents and many Republicans. It’s clear the voters want action on this, and they support the President’s plan and that means the Senate should get behind that as well.”The EPA’s Clean Power Plan calls for a 20 percent reduction in carbon emissions from power plants by 2030. Indiana’s U.S. senators and governor have argued that the regulations are costly, but others have said the new rules would help the economy.The Department of Energy says Indiana is strong in clean energy manufacturing, renewables and energy-efficiency technologies that support at least 53,000 jobs.Voters in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Pennsylvania were surveyed. Williams says the results are a solid representation of how various regions of the country feel about action on climate change.“Of course every state is different,” Williams says. “But the numbers across theses states are so consistent that I don’t think there’s reason to think that it would be markedly different in other places.”In each state polled, Williams says they found at least 63 percent of voters favor candidates who accept the scientific facts about climate change over those who do not. She adds the results send a strong message to Congress.“Folks who think it’s unnecessary are ignoring what’s happening around them,” Williams says. “Our climate has changed and this is something we don’t have a lot of time to wait on.”The public comment period on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan ends Dec. 1.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

Fair provides Syracuse with another remarkable performance in season-ending loss to Michigan

first_imgATLANTA — It ended in a familiar spot for C.J. Fair, the player who has carried Syracuse ever since the season began five months ago on a ship in San Diego Harbor. He sat before his locker in the early hours of Sunday morning, fresh off a loss to Michigan in the national semifinals, and fielded questions that certainly spawned déjà vu for the junior forward.Once again, and for the fourth time since Feb. 23 against Georgetown, Fair was asked about his brilliant offensive play offset by the lackluster showing from his teammates. In a season that was dominated by defense first and defense second, scoring was the Orange’s Achilles heel.And ultimately that dichotomy — the one separating Fair’s offensive consistency from his teammates’ bouts of invisibility — prevented Syracuse from reaching the national title game for the first time in 10 years.“I feel as though I’ve got to produce at a high level for this team to even have a shot at winning,” Fair said quietly to a reporter. “That’s how I think about it.”Fair was brilliant in a 61-56 loss to the Wolverines inside the Georgia Dome, scoring a game-high 22 points and grabbing six rebounds. He made nine of his 20 field goal attempts and was the only source of offense for Syracuse in portions of both halves.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut in the biggest game of the season against arguably the best team Syracuse has faced all season, Fair’s production alone was not enough. Michael Carter-Williams and James Southerland were major no-shows, and Fair could not win the game playing one-on-five.“Without him,” Jerami Grant said, “we wouldn’t have won a lot of games that we won.”When it was all over, though, after Syracuse hadn’t won and Jordan Morgan punctuated Michigan’s victory with a soaring two-handed dunk in the final seconds, the mood in the Orange locker room was eerily similar to the scene in Milwaukee following a 74-71 loss to Marquette on Feb. 25. On that night, which became SU’s second loss in a streak where it dropped four out of five, Fair went almost 12 minutes without an official field goal attempt in the second half.He let out his frustration quietly — almost in a whisper — to the same reporter, expressing his displeasure over his lack of involvement in the offense when he is clearly the team’s most reliable scoring option.On Saturday, Fair did not attempt a shot in the final three minutes. Instead, Carter-Williams turned the ball over, Triche did the same and Trevor Cooney flung up a wild one-handed runner with nine seconds remaining to ensure defeat.The empty offensive trips in the final three minutes came, coincidentally, on possessions where Fair never attempted a shot. For 37 minutes he was spectacular, and Syracuse went away from him in the three most important minutes of the season.“This was the first time during the tournament that we were down,” Syracuse assistant coach Adrian Autry said. “They’re a good team. We cut the lead to half, and we never could really get over that four-point opportunity. We came up with a couple of empty possessions.”Fair opened the game by scoring nine of his team’s first 14 points. He showed his strength with a driving bank shot, his touch with a baseline jumper and his range with a 3-pointer from left of the circle over the 6-foot-10-inch Mitch McGary.And when Syracuse trailed by 10 with 14:56 remaining, Fair brought his team back almost singlehandedly. He scored seven of the next 12 points for the Orange, and his baseline floater cut the Michigan lead to three, 48-45, with just under eight minutes remaining.“He’s a great player,” Carter-Williams said. “I think he had a mismatch on him and was able to knock down shots. He just carried us the whole game offensively.”Fair carried them Saturday — the same way he had all season — and he finished the year as the team’s leading scorer, rebounder and most accurate 3-point shooter.But none of that mattered in the final three minutes, as Fair stood idle while Carter-Williams (two points, five turnovers) and James Southerland (five points, held scoreless for the first 38:02) hoarded the ball with the season on the line.Afterwards, Fair spoke quietly and candidly about his play compared to that of his teammates, about how he feels he has a mismatch in every game he plays and without him Syracuse is cooked. It was a postgame scene that mirrored several during the last five months, only this time there were a few more sniffles and tear-stained eyes.All around him his teammates hung their heads, not one of them happy with they way they had played. But there was Fair — this team’s Mr. Consistent — caught awkwardly between personal success and collective sadness.He did his part. But nobody joined him.“I was being aggressive like I think I should have,” he said. “I just think we didn’t score enough.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories LOST IN THE MOMENT: Familiar poor shooting dooms Orange 61-56 in Final Four loss to MichiganCohen: Triche, Southerland leave Syracuse with mixed legaciesGallery: Syracuse takes on Michigan in the Final Four in Atlantacenter_img Published on April 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more