Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson And with Soltones gone, Gorayeb was disappointed with how his team ultimately failed to bring San Sebastian to at least the Final Four.“They never had that sense of urgency, that sense of responsibility that they have to do this,” said Gorayeb in Filipino.The games that Gorayeb lamented over the most were the five-set losses to University of Perpetual Help and Jose Rizal University.And as if fate were playing tricks on the Lady Stags, the Lady Altas and the Lady Bombers are now poised to take the last two spots in the semifinals with 5-2 and 5-3 records, respectively.“I know we’re on the disadvantage in terms of number of players, but skills-wise? We’re all good,” said Gorayeb. “When you lose games by committing the same mistakes over and over again, that’s just shows you’re scared of the situation.”ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year San Sebastian head coach Roger Gorayeb. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRoger Gorayeb was in no mood to sugarcoat the way San Sebastian played the whole tournament in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Stags’ head coach was downtrodden when they finished the elimination round with a 5-4 record and with the bleakest of chances for a Final Four spot.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina D-League: Marinerong Pilipino averts meltdown, snaps 2-game skid OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Gorayeb said his team never showed the maturity required for them to compensate for their lack of players, or even a sense of responsibility to take care of things in their own capacity.“They did not play the way they were expected of them,” said Gorayeb at Filoil Flying V Centre after losing their final match against Arellano University 19-25, 36-34, 25-16, 25-21 on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I told them that they had to unleash their potential, never mind that there are only eight of them,” said Gorayeb in Filipino. “When Grethcel [Soltones] graduated that was the sign that they should step it up because there’s no one to rely on but themselves.”San Sebastian, for the past three years, have relied on the genius of Soltones, who won three straight MVPs, to get them to several trips to the Finals. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ View comments
This week our beloved country turns 167 years old and what, besides our survival, do we have to show for it? Here again we face the age-old question, “What does the age of Methuselah have to do with the Wisdom of Solomon?” The answer is nothing.And yet, we must thank God for our survival through all these decades of challenge. We started from scratch in 1847, just at the time we almost lost it, as the British were challenging our sovereignty. They were refusing to pay custom duties at our seaports. That is when Joseph Jenkins Roberts, with vision and passion, stepped up to the challenge and in January 1847 convened the Constitutional Convention.The result was the Declaration of Independence, proclaimed on July 26, 1847, followed by the first elections, when Roberts defeated the Convention, Chairman S. Benedict, to become Liberia’s first President.The British, who had earlier challenged our sovereignty, were the first, in 1848, to recognize our independence. The British Monarch, Queen Victoria, invited President Roberts to Buckingham Palace and sent him back home with two gunboats.But the young nation was yet to face some very serious challenges, not only the deadly tropical diseases, malaria included, that were decimating the small population; but also many boundary disputes, prompted by gunboat-backed encroachments on Liberian territory by the British on the Grand Cape Mount side (known historically as the Gallinas Country), and the French, on our Nimba-Grand Gedeh-Maryland sides. That is how we lost so much of our territory while our so-called Mother Country, the United States, out of whose belly Liberia was born, looked the other way, lifting not a finger to protect the beleaguered country.And yet, here we are today–having survived 167 tough, demanding years, during which we experienced the most serious national test, the 14-year civil war. By the grace of God, we overcame it, and now face the challenge of maintaining and sustaining the peace and the democratic governance that have emerged. This sacred charge we must do EVERYTHING to keep.We can do so by putting RELENTLESS and sustained PRESSURE on the national leadership and on ourselves, to abide by ALL the rules of good governance. We must, with all our might, fight and conquer corruption, greed, nepotism, selfishness. We must remind ourselves and the people in power that these vices DO NOT PAY. All the people and regimes that practiced them in the past, where are they now, how did they end, and how much of the loot did they retain?We must encourage, even compel our leaders to LISTEN actively and responsively to the people’s cries.We believe it is, at this point, important to reflect on some of the historical facts about our great Mother Country, to remind ourselves that we as a nation still have promise that we should work very hard to fulfill.America gave many ingenious gifts to the world. The United States was 100 years old when, in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone; 127 in 1903 when Henry Ford invented the world’s first automobile and the Wright Brothers invented the airplane. The USA was 169 when in 1945, following the end of World War II, she became the world’s first super power! The second was the Soviet Union, but the USA was far more powerful because she could feed herself and much of the world; was the world’s richest nation and also the most industrialized.In 1969, when the USA was 193, she landed a man on the moon, the only country yet to do so.Liberia, too, has geniuses. One of them was Edwin J. Barclay who at the age of 19 composed the words and music of The Lone Star Forever, one of the world’s greatest anthems. We have had and still have many more. Our challenge is to find, train and refine them and give them opportunities to excel in their various avenues of endeavor.Now that we face the prospect of striking oil, here is yet another opportunity God has given us to leapfrog into development. Let us do everything this time to make the best possible use of this and all other resources for the development and advancement of our country. The hope is that when, 33 years hence, in 2047 we strike 200 years old, we will have much more to show for it.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In the I-A division, Los Alamitos (23-4) is automatically on the road since the Griffins were at home Friday night for their win over Huntington Beach while their Tuesday opponent, Leuzinger (13-9), had to travel to beat Dos Pueblos on Friday. All games are scheduled for 7 o’clock tipoffs. – Frank Burlison 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The coin fell favorably for area boys basketball teams Saturday morning. The Poly, Compton, Mayfair, St. John Bosco and St. Anthony high coaches won flips at the CIF Southern Section office and the reward was the right to play host to second-round playoff games Tuesday night. In Division I-AA, Poly (18-10) will take on San Gabriel Valley League co-champion Dominguez (20-7), Moore League champion Compton (24-4) gets Harvard-Westlake (22-5), Suburban League runner-up Mayfair (20-6) is at home to Mission Viejo (22-5), St. John Bosco (16-12) welcomes Suburban League third-place squad La Mirada (20-7), Suburban champion Artesia (25-2) – the No. 2 seed – visits Simi Valley (21-6), and Jordan (19-9) – which upset host Centennial on Friday night – was automatically given a home game against Santa Margarita (20-5). St. Anthony (24-3) won a flip with Cathedral (17-9) and will be at home in a IV-A quarterfinal Tuesday night.
Christian Eriksen opened the scoring 1 It was a miserable evening for Spurs as their awful record in Belgium continued, when they were beaten 2-1 by Anderlecht in Europa League Group J. Spurs have never won in Belgium and the loss also spells the end of their month-long unbeaten run, after going without defeat in their four matches since they were beaten in the League Cup by rivals Arsenal. Spurs had a lively start as Christian Eriksen opened the scoring and they pressed for a second. The flow of the game was turned as Anderlecht grew into the contest and were level through Guillaume Gillet. Spurs lost their shape and quality on the ball and Stefano Okaka won it with just over 15 minutes remaining. Pochettino’s men looked defensively poor defending set pieces, something Eddie Howe may look to exploit when his Bournemouth side host Tottenham on Sunday.Harry Kane was rested and dropped to the bench by the Pochettino, who handed summer signing Clinton Njie a first start since his transfer from Lyon.Spurs were without attackers Nacer Chadli (ankle ligaments) and Son Heung-min, who is could be absent for another three weeks.After Anderlecht’s attacking start saw Hugo Lloris nearly caught out in the opening 30 seconds, Spurs found a breakthrough inside four minutes. Kara Mbodji’s clearance luckily rebounded off a team-mate into the path of Dane Eriksen, who was through on goal and he coolly dispatched.The Spurs playmaker looked in the mood in the opening stages at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, and he nearly added a second within minutes as his well-struck free-kick was deflected just past the post.After a poor start, Anderlecht were back on level terms as Gillet scored his second goal in three Europa League appearances. The right-back controlled a bouncing ball on the edge of the box before lashing it home on the volley past Hugo Lloris and it gave the Belgian side the momentum.Erik Lamela had the ball in the back of the net following a bursting run by Jan Vertonghen, but Spurs’ record buy Lamela was in an offside position and his goal was ruled out.Spurs nearly conceded before the break as Imoh Ezekiel led a pacey attack, with Vertonghen making a decisive lunge to block the Nigerian’s cross.Andros Townsend showed his threat from the right as he came inside his marker, curling a shot across goal from 12 yards, just edging past the far corner.The Jupiler Pro League outfit showed the attack in their ranks when they had good chances early in the second half, Ezekiel going close at the near post after sloppy play by Mousa Dembele. After Njie had been booked, he had since committed another foul and the Spurs boss acted quickly, substituting the player and introducing England forward Kane. Lloris punched a fizzing shot clear and Kane’s influence on the game was soon evident. The 22-year-old showed good strength and awareness to get goalside of his marker and, from a tight angle, attempted to slide the ball low past Silvio Proto, who saved well. The home side snatched a deserved win with less than 20 minutes left to play. Frank Acheampong made a run behind Keiran Trippier on Spurs’ right-hand side, before squaring the ball across goal for Okaka to stab home from close range.Lloris was on hand in the final minutes to brilliantly deny Dennis Praet, but it made no difference as Spurs failed to find an equaliser. Elsewhere in Group J, Monaco were 1-0 winners at home to FK Qarabag and Spurs slip to joint second, level on points with Anderlecht.
Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala is happy with the added competition fellow centre-back and summer signing Nicolas Otamendi has brought to the club.Manuel Pellegrini added the Argentinean to his side’s defensive options and it has meant Mangala has been dropped for certain matches – including Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa.Captain Vincent Kompany, when fully fit, is almost guaranteed his place in the starting XI with Mangala, Otamendi and Martin Demichelis vying to partner the Belgian.“Competition is good. I’m happy,” Mangala said. “It’s motivated me to improve step by step. When you are at one step, you want to keep going – to move further up.“I want to improve every day in training and during the games. That’s important for me.“It’s very good for us,” he said about the situation. “I knew Martin and Vinnie from last season and I knew Nico at Porto. It’s easier to play with them.“We have some parts that are different. I think Nico and Martin are similar players – and the same with Vinnie and me – but we complement each other and that is very good for the team.” 1 Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala
A man who shouted expletives and shook his fist in a threatening manner on Letterkenny’s Main Street has been fined €150 at the local court.Patrick Brosnan of the Quiet Moment Apartments, Letterkenny, appeared before Letterkenny District Court accused of disorderly conduct in a quiet place. The court heard that on March 30th last year Brosnan shouted at people outside Warehouse Bar from his first floor apartment.Gardai said he then proceeded to come down onto the street where he ran towards a man shouting expletives and then shaking his fist in a threatening manner.Gardai arrived and asked him to desist but he refused.He was given a second chance to leave the area and he did.He was issued with a fine but this was not paid.Judge Paul Kelly fined Brosnan €150 and gave him two months to pay the fine.Man who shouted and shook his fist at others is fined €150 was last modified: February 18th, 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:dletterkennyonegalPatrick BrosnanPUBLIC ORDER
A terrific turn-out of more than 170 runners took part in the Danny McDaid 15K in Letterkenny today.Launching last years Danny McDaid 15k road race are from left Brendan McDaid, Danny McDaid, Siobhan Doherty-Barrett, Station House Hotel and Neily McDaid.Keith Shiels from the Foyle Valley club was the first man home in a terrific time of 48.45 followed closely by Henry O’Neill from the Finn Valley Club.The first lady home was the ever-improving Lifford AC athlete Anne Marie McGlynn in a time of 54.59 – outstanding running. Here is a list of all the participants in the race and their times.Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 44 48.45 Keith Shiels SM Foyle Valley2 11 48.59 Henry O’Neill SM Finn Valley A C 3 36 50.30 Greg Roberts SM City Of Derry4 127 50.40 Gary Slevin SM City Of Derry5 19 50.58 Pauric McKinney M45 Inishowen A C6 179 51.41 Gary Crossan M40 Letterkenny A C7 47 51.54 James Brown M40 City Of Derry 8 32 52.44 Michael Black SM Individual9 107 54.15 Phelim Glynn M45 Dunboyne AC10 40 54.59 AnnMarie McGlynn SW Lifford A C11 122 55.25 Sean Murphy M40 Trim AC 12 71 56.01 Kieran Crawford SM Letterkenny A C13 153 56.28 Noel Diver SM Rosses A.C.14 155 56.55 Hugh Duffy SM Cranford A C15 41 57.33 James Crampsie SM Individual16 22 58.01 Bill Duncan M50 Lifford A C17 46 58.10 Andrew Wallace M40 Foyle Valley18 168 58.23 James Crossan SM Lifford A C19 28 58.30 John Daly M40 Letterkenny A C20 25 58.42 Sammy McAnney M50 City Of Derry21 73 58.47 Jude O’Donnell M40 Individual22 13 58.50 John Duffy M45 Shettleston Harriers23 80 59.02 Liam Doherty SM Cranford A C24 27 59.13 Tom Thompson M45 Finn Valley A C25 180 59.20 Michael Logue SM Rosses A.C.26 157 59.25 John Conlon SM Letterkenny A C27 67 59.33 Gerry McMonagle M50 Letterkenny A C28 138 59.43 Raymond Birch SM Letterkenny A C29 125 59.48 Darren Wallace SM Foyle Valley30 132 59.57 Dara McNulty M40 Foyle Valley11 August Page 1 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club31 136 60.22 John Wallace SM Individual32 51 60.34 Aidan McKenna M40 Letterkenny A C33 152 60.51 Gareth Kerrigan SM Milford A C34 81 61.02 Pauric Breslin SM Individual35 160 61.05 Seamie Ferry M45 Individual36 18 61.14 Brendan Boyle M50 Killybegs A C37 158 61.32 Patrick Brennan SM South Sligo AC38 105 61.37 Paul Kelly SM Lifford A C39 39 61.41 Patrick Mahon SM Individual40 1 61.43 Kieran Coyle SM UnitedHealthGroup41 123 61.47 Damien McBride SM Milford A C42 52 61.49 Padraig Friel SM Letterkenny A C43 33 61.56 Ciaran O’Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C44 116 62.11 Paddy Ward M60 Letterkenny A C45 66 62.19 Sean McMenamin M50 Inishowen A C46 102 62.21 Richard Shannon M40 Omagh Harriers47 108 62.28 Leslie Haire M40 Individual48 176 62.33 Barry Coyle SM Individual49 98 62.45 Martin McGinley M40 Individual50 50 62.54 Michael Burke SM Individual51 133 63.02 Paul Dillon SM Newtowncunningham52 99 63.20 Paul Cosgrove M45 Letterkenny A C53 53 63.34 James Gibbons M50 Milford A C54 161 64.00 Paul Dillon SM 24/7 Triathlon55 45 64.10 Eamon Cush M45 Individual56 139 64.20 Martin Dunleavy M45 Foyle Valley57 130 64.34 Michael Collins M45 Inishowen A C58 128 64.43 Michael McHugh SM Milford A C59 166 64.56 Sheila Regan SW Letterkenny A C60 34 64.57 Philip Callaghan M40 Inishowen A C61 167 65.05 Mark Gillen SM Individual62 100 65.16 Nick Fowell M40 24/7 Triathlon11 August Page 2 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club63 43 65.44 Sarah Marie Doherty SW Inishowen A C64 142 66.10 Mick Harkin M40 Inishowen A C65 137 66.25 Seamus Nallon SM Individual66 145 66.27 Michael Madden SM Letterkenny A C67 95 66.32 Adrian Callaghan M40 Letterkenny A C68 91 66.35 Denis Bonner M40 Individual69 31 66.54 David Chaney M40 Finn Valley A C70 129 67.00 Donal Mulholland SM Individual71 114 67.06 Ray McGrory SM Milford A C72 61 67.27 Rhona Dunne SW Donore Harriers73 17 67.40 Perter Middleton SM Individual74 147 67.42 Paddy Hannigan M50 Individual75 89 67.57 Gabriel O’Leary SM Castlefinn Running76 76 68.01 Marie Boyle SW Letterkenny A C77 146 68.17 Charlie Sweeney SM Letterkenny A C78 58 68.26 Ciaran Bobair M40 Individual79 82 68.29 Paul McGee SM Rosses A.C.80 103 68.39 Stephen Cunningham SM Individual81 117 68.53 Tom Bangert M50 Individual82 87 68.56 Paul Lee M45 Individual83 115 68.57 Brian Boyle SM London Heathside84 26 69.05 Michael McClennand SM Individual85 113 69.10 Michael McMenamin M45 Finn Valley A C86 141 69.12 Martin Anderson M45 Finn Valley A C87 16 69.17 Julia Mullen W40 Tír Chonaill A C88 38 69.19 David O’Carroll SM Individual89 75 69.22 Peter McKinney M50 Inishowen A C90 151 69.29 Brian Doherty SM Milford A C91 112 69.31 Rodney Irwin M40 Individual92 149 69.45 Gavin Harris SM 24/7 Triathlon93 150 69.46 Kenny O’Donnell SM Finn Valley A C94 119 69.55 Brian mcMonagle SM Letterkenny A C11 August Page 3 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club95 88 70.00 Martin O’Donnell M40 Individual96 72 70.03 Damien McGlynn SM Letterkenny A C97 159 71.12 Paul Shields SM Individual98 62 71.17 Maolise McHugh SM Individual99 135 71.31 Noel Lynch M45 Letterkenny A C100 154 71.36 Simon Stephens SM Individual101 35 71.48 Joseph Casey M45 Individual102 83 72.05 Mark McCafferty M45 Finn Valley A C103 92 72.26 Paddy McCambridge M50 North Belfast Harriers104 96 72.41 Carl Crossan SM Individual105 5 72.45 Liam Mc Kinney SM Eglinton Road Runners106 156 73.17 James Doherty M60 Milford A C107 49 73.19 Daragh Kelly SM Individual108 48 73.19 Ciaran McHugh SM Individual109 93 73.23 Ita McCambridge W50 North Belfast Harriers110 121 73.31 Kevin Doherty M50 Individual111 143 73.36 Gloria Donaghey W50 Finn Valley A C112 15 73.46 Claire Flood W40 Tír Chonaill A C113 104 73.47 Lester Dobson M40 Letterkenny A C114 21 74.24 Eamon O’Boyle M45 Individual115 20 74.38 Sabrina Mackey W40 Individual116 23 74.44 Kieran Duffy M50 Individual117 181 75.43 PJ McMenamin SM Individual118 131 75.50 Breege Collins W45 Inishowen A C119 78 75.57 James McBride M60 Individual120 70 76.18 Naoise Enright SM Letterkenny A C121 69 76.31 Phil Boyle M40 Letterkenny A C122 57 76.39 Danny Higgins M40 Individual123 74 76.45 Thomas Cullen SM Individual124 101 77.08 Pat Byrne M50 Killybegs A C125 84 77.16 Gareth Patton SM Individual126 55 77.19 James McErlane M45 Run LK11 August Page 4 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club127 97 78.11 Sadie McDevitt W45 Rosses A.C.128 4 78.20 Austin Mc Laughlin SM Eglinton Road Runners129 2 78.31 Patrick Mc Bride M50 Unattached130 65 79.06 Garvan Boyce SM Individual131 144 79.06 Kevin Doherty M40 Individual132 59 79.26 Paul Duddy M40 Individual133 42 79.49 Jackie Harvey W50 Tír Chonaill A C134 79 80.09 Linda McDaid SW Inishowen A C135 120 80.15 AnnMaarie Dalton SW Individual136 60 80.40 Stephen Roarty SM Individual137 14 80.50 Vivian Frazer W45 Kirkintally138 3 81.28 Louise Finlay SW Eglinton Road Runners139 126 81.34 Mark Donaghey M40 Lifford A C140 85 82.11 Francesca Patton SW Individual141 118 82.58 Jane McGee W45 Trim AC142 9 82.59 Joanne Bryson SW Eglinton Road Runners143 12 83.35 James Sharkey M40 Individual144 111 83.40 Fiona Ferry SW Individual145 86 83.40 Emer Alexandra SW Castlefinn Running146 24 84.30 Edel Dunlop W50 Individual147 164 84.35 Ethna Cox W40 Individual148 94 84.58 Stephen Sweeney SM Individual149 148 85.07 Pearce Enright M45 Individual150 124 85.11 Stephen Lynch SM Individual151 110 85.15 Olivia Gillen SW Convoy Running Club152 77 85.27 Sean O’Donaile M45 3 D Tri153 37 86.13 Alva Griffen SW Individual154 68 86.27 Ann Doherty W45 Individual155 163 86.27 Liz Gallagher SW Individual156 7 86.51 Liam Mclaughlin M50 Individual157 106 87.54 Elaine Connolly SW Individual158 90 88.56 Pauline O’Connor SW Individual11 August Page 5 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club159 29 90.01 Bridget Friel W40 Milford A C160 177 90.01 Yvonne O’Donnell SW Milford A C161 64 90.13 Eileen Duggan W40 Individual162 134 90.14 Breda McBride SW Individual163 54 90.40 Isobel Gardiner W45 Run LK164 56 90.57 Deirdre Connolly W40 Individual165 6 91.08 Sarah Coll SW Individual166 140 91.26 Michelle Donaghey W40 Inishowen A C167 109 92.06 Sinead Kelly SW Raphoe Runners168 30 92.27 Sean O Farrell M50 Individual169 162 94.04 Lorna O’Donnell W45 Rosses A.C.170 10 94.35 Mary Mc Cafferty SW Eglinton Road Runners171 178 98.25 Trisha Jordan SW 24/7 Triathlon172 63 100.46 Damien Doherty SM IndividualTotal Runners: 172KEITH SHIELS IS FIRST HOME IN DANNY MCDAID 15K AS 172 RUNNERS TAKE PART was last modified: August 11th, 2013 by 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Deputy Thomas Pringle has said the latest delays in the roll-out of broadband across the country will hit Donegal the hardest.The Minister for Communications, Mr. Denis Naughten has indicated that delays of up to 18 months can be expected in the roll out of the National Broadband Plan.Speaking in response to the comments Deputy Pringle said “it’s unacceptable that rural Ireland will be hit again with further delays to the broadband plan. Donegal could be waiting another 5 years before it sees broadband rolled out to all areas of the county”. “Previously I criticised the Minister for giving Eir the cream of the crop in terms of houses with the easiest accessibility which were initially supposed to be covered by the National Broadband Plan.“Since the easiest houses have been given to Eir, it’s clear the Minister is having trouble finding someone to take on the job of rolling out broadband to the more difficult, hard to reach areas: many of these types of homes are located in Donegal.“All we’ve have heard from the Minister since taking office are more and more delays; no time frames, no schedule of when contracts are to commence and no contingency plan when delays are expected with regards to rolling out broadband”.“Many businesses and homes in Donegal have been waiting a long time for the Plan to be rolled out and it’s what’s needed for people in rural Ireland to generate their own jobs instead of waiting for the Government to deliver on economic promises. “It’s time for the Minister to deliver on the 500,000 homes waiting for broadband connection. County Donegal is contending with a looming Brexit and as a border county isolated from Dublin politics for so long this should a priority issue for the Minister at this stage” concludes Pringle.Latest broadband delays to hit Donegal hardest – Pringle was last modified: July 6th, 2017 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:broadbandDeputy Thomas Pringledonegal
The United Nations has plans to make ancient Babylon a tourist attraction. This International Herald Tribune article will be of interest to Biblical historians.…and maybe to prophecy buffs.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
CFLs have saved South Africa 1800 MW of electricity. (Image: Red, green and blue) The largest rollout of energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs in the world has saved Eskom, South Africa’s power utility, 1 800MW of electricity over the last six years – a massive boost to the country’s power-saving drive. Between 2004 and 2010 more than 43.5-million compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) were distributed throughout South Africa, with Eskom installing them in households free of charge as part of the National Efficient Lighting Programme.“The electricity saved as a result of the marked reduction in consumption by lighting in homes and buildings across the country brings us closer to achieving our energy-saving targets,” Andrew Etzinger, a senior manager at Eskom, said in a statement on 17 January.In the programme, Eskom replaced power-hungry incandescent light bulbs with CFLs, which consume 80% less electricity and are more environment-friendly.“Eskom leveraged the programme to raise awareness of the importance to save electricity through converting to energy efficient lighting alternatives,” the utility said.CFLs have become an international trend, with government bodies promoting their use and even distributing them to households in programmes similar to those of Eskom. The utility said South Africa has rolled out the highest number of CFLs to date; Mexico is set to follow when its programme of rolling out 30-million CFLs is complete.The US federal government has urged citizens to opt for the energy-saving bulbs, pointing out that if every home replaced traditional lights with CFLs the country would save enough energy to light more than 2.5-million homes for a year, the US National Public Radio website reported in 2007. The government also said that using energy-saving bulbs in every home would save greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to that of 800 000 cars.Demand up, prices downAccording to Eskom there is now a growing demand for CFLs, which since 2004 has driven the price down significantly. Eskom said the current price of R15 (US$2.20) per bulb was more acceptable compared to the initial cost of between R60 and R80 ($8.75 and $11.65).The light’s design has also become more suitable for local use. “Over the past six years, we seem to have overcome all of the barriers that once discouraged the widespread use of CFLs,” Etzinger said.“Now that they are more affordable, easily accessible and can be used in almost any setting that we’d use a normal light bulb, the adoption of CFLs is really starting to gather momentum in this country, as it is elsewhere in the world.”Power crisis remainsBut South Africa is not yet off the hook when it comes to power supply. The 1 800MW saved with the CFL programme does not mean South Africans can slack off on energy saving. Eskom’s call to consumers to use electricity sparingly remains loud.Power supply will stay tight until the first unit of Medupi Power Station comes online in 2012, Eskom said. The coal-fired station is one of South Africa’s biggest power-generating infrastructure initiatives. Currently under construction in Limpopo province, Medupi’s six units will generate 4 788 MW when complete by 2015. Its first unit is scheduled to be commissioned in 2012.Kusile power station in Mpumalanga, another major project currently underway, will start generating power in 2014 when its first unit is commissioned. The two stations are part of Eskom’s build programme, through which the state-owned enterprise has also revived formerly mothballed stations.