Mayor, Deputy Mayor, County Manager and member of opposition to fly to New York…

first_img Previous articleUnpaid Property Tax will be deducted from wages or doleNext articleConsumer prices went up by 1.2 percent in the year to January News Highland Facebook By News Highland – February 21, 2013 Mayor, Deputy Mayor, County Manager and member of opposition to fly to New York for St Patrick’s Day Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Donegal County Cllrs have agreed to send the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, County Manager and a member of the opposition to New York for St Patrick’s Day this year.Councillors voted unanimously (apart from Sinn Fein Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher and Independent Cllr John Campbell) that the trip should go ahead at the expense of the taxpayer.In 2010, Cllrs voted that the then Mayor, Brendan Byrne, and his Deputy Charlie McConalogue would have to fund the St Patrick’s Day trip to America out of their own pocket.At the time, the now Mayor Cllr Frank McBrearty voted in against taxpayers paying for the trip.But he has admitted that the 2010 decision was a mistake and regrettable.Mayor McBrearty now says that the trips are essential to promote the county, and are by no means a junket…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/frank.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

Mobile health van returns $36 for every dollar invested

first_imgResearchers from Harvard Medical School (HMS) have developed a prototype “return on investment calculator” that can measure the value of prevention services. Using a Boston-based mobile health program called the “Family Van” to test the tool, the team found that for the services provided in 2008, this program, in the long run, will return $36 for every dollar invested.“People talk about the value of preventive measures all the time, but no one has ever really captured the important contribution of the many nontraditional prevention-based programs like the Family Van,” says study first-author Nancy Oriol, HMS dean of students and an obstetric anesthesiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “This value is underscored by the unique role that mobile health plays in reducing disparities in health outcomes, increasing access to care, and its ability to reach out to particularly vulnerable, at-risk communities.”The report is published online today in the open access journal BMC Medicine.The Family Van, a program of HMS, is a mobile clinic providing preventive health care and education to disadvantaged areas throughout Boston. The van provides screening, testing, and education for nutrition, weight management, diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy, and STDs, and other health concerns. The goal is to train and educate people to take the steps necessary to prevent or better manage chronic disease.When Oriol, co-founder of the Family Van, decided that there needed to be some way to quantify the benefits of this and similar programs, she and executive director Jennifer Bennet teamed up with the Mobile Health Clinics Network, a membership-based organization of hundreds of such clinics across the country; Paul Cote, former Massachusetts commissioner of public health; and Isaac Kohane, director of the Countway Library of Medicine at HMS, and a health information technology expert.Using published data from the National Commission on Prevention Priorities (NCPP), which assigns values to a broad array of preventive practices, as well as published data on the cost-savings of preventing avoidable emergency room visits, the team developed an algorithm that “calculates” a return-on-investment ratio, thereby quantifying the value of mobile health care to the overall health care system.“These data provide evidence for what we have long suspected; that is, preventative health services are perhaps the most cost-effective way to address both our ailing health care system and the needs of disadvantaged communities,” says Cote.The researchers emphasize that the Family Van data presented are a proof-of-principle demonstrating the feasibility of this online calculation tool, which they intend to have publicly available in less than a year.Ronald McDonald House Charities funded the initial phase of the project. Work is now continuing with support from the Harvard Provost Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration and the Boeing Co.last_img read more

Tree trimming work requires emergency power outage in Bridgewater, Woodstock area Thursday night

first_imgCentral Vermont Public Service workers will have to interrupt service to about 800 CVPS customers in the Bridgewater and Woodstock area late Thursday night into Friday morning.The emergency outage is necessary to allow tree workers to safely trim trees along power lines in the area.  The trees have recently contacted power lines and caused service interruption issues.The outage will begin at 11 pm Thursday and power should be restored around 1 am Friday. Soruce: CVPSlast_img

Suunto’s Movescount goes live

first_img Related Movescount.com, a new online sports community powered by Suunto, is now live – and multisport fanatics are invited to be among the first to register at the public beta site.According to the Movescount team, ‘Whether you’re training for your first marathon, taking part in a local triathlon event or you just want to share the beautiful sunset you saw on your 10K bike ride with others, Movescount is for you. Just go to the site, register, fine tune your settings and start moving. Also, check out the groups and routes already in Movescount.’Users do not need to own any sports instruments to use Movescount. However, Movescount is compatible with Suunto t3, t4, t6, MemoryBelt and X10 devices. There is also the option to transfer old training data from Suunto Training Manager and Training Manager Lite software to the online data storage facility at Movescount.www.movescount.comwww.suunto.comlast_img read more

Zoggs splashes out with Swim Zone sponsorship at 220 Triathlon Show

first_imgOnce again, demonstrating its continued support of triathlon, Zoggs will be sponsoring the entire Swim Zone at The 220 Triathlon Show at Sandown Park in Surrey (27 February to 1 March 2015).David Annand, Zoggs UK Marketing and PR Manager, said “With over 7,000 visitors expected, this is the triathlon show to attend for beginner to intermediate triathletes as well as those performing at elite level.“We have built our show presence based on feedback from last year’s show where we achieved a 76% brand recall, with the Zoggs swim zone being voted favourite area and our endless pool coaching the top attraction. We know that a very high percentage of visitors like to buy their kit at show time too, so we will be there to help them select the best kit for their individual swimming needs.”The focal point of the swim zone area will be the Zoggs Endless Pool. In 2015, for the first time in the UK, Zoggs will be using a dual propulsion endless pool enabling two swimmers to swim at the same time but at separately controlled speeds.Top coaches, including Zoggs Open Water / Triathlon swimming ambassador, Adam Walker, the first Briton to swim the toughest seven oceans in the world, will be using the endless pool to demonstrate stroke technique and efficiency, with show visitors having the opportunity to have their own technique analysed by an expert.Alongside the endless pool, Zoggs will be on hand to offer all show visitors advice on goggle fitting and swim training equipment – allowing them the opportunity to try, buy and swim.In addition, Zoggs will be launching its new, ‘first to market, revolutionary goggles for 2015’ together with a brand new range of wetsuits plus some special one off show promotions.www.zoggs.com Relatedlast_img read more

Intermet Names President and CEO Gary Ruff as Chairman and CEO; John Doddridge Retires

first_imgTROY, MI — The board of directors of Intermet Corp., has unanimously elected President and CEO Gary Ruff to chairman and CEO, effective immediately. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Ruff succeeds John Doddridge who joined Intermet as chairman and CEO in 1994. Doddridge stepped down as CEO in July 2003 and is retiring from his post as chairman of the board this month. He will continue to serve on the board. Ruff has been president of Intermet since December 2002 and was named CEO a year ago. He joined the company in 1999 as vice president of technical services. Ruff joined Intermet from Hayes Lemmerz International, where he was president of North American Wheels and corporate vice president. He began his automotive and casting career in 1969 with the Chevrolet Division of General Motors. Additionally, Mitsunobu (Tony) Takeuchi has been elected to the company’s board of directors. Takeuchi fills a board vacancy created by the departure of Richard Peters, who is stepping down due to an increasingly demanding schedule. Takeuchi is Chairman Emeritus of DENSO International America, Inc., the North-American headquarters for Japan-based DENSO Corp., and honorary advisor to the board of directors, DENSO Corp. Previously, he was chair and CEO of the Southfield, Mich.-based global supplier of advanced automotive systems and components. Takeuchi’s 40-year career with DENSO included serving as president and CEO of DENSO International America, overseeing operations in Canada, U.S. and Mexico. Prior to this he was general manager of International Sales and Marketing for North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Oceania. He was elected to DENSO Corporation’s board of directors in 1995. He began his career in 1964 with the firm’s parent company, DENSO Corporation (formerly Nippondenso Company Ltd.) Advertisement Tony Takeuchi is a member and past president of the Japan Business Society of Detroit and serves on boards of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Economic Club of Detroit. For more information about Intermet, go to: www.intermet.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

School gym in cost blowout

first_imgBy Jade LawtonSchool Council President Jason Barlow submitted the school’s experience this week, detailing how the school was forced to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Formats Decided For 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championships

first_imgTHE formats for the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Junior, Intermediate and Senior Ladies Football Championships have been ratified – and the draws will take place on Tuesday evening, June 30. The 2020 Senior Championship will be contested by 12 counties – with four groups of three teams each set to battle it out in the round-robin stages. The top team in each group will progress straight through to the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-finals.The 2019 semi-finalists, namely Champions Dublin, runners-up Galway, and Cork and Mayo, will be seeded and placed in separate round-robin groups.An open draw will then determine who will join those four teams in the various pools.The 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship will be contested by 13 counties – and will also be run off on a round-robin format to determine the four semi-finalists.There will be three groups of three teams, and one group of four, in the qualifier phase, with the top team in each group progressing to the last four of the competition.Westmeath, who were relegated from the TG4 Senior Championship in 2019, are one of the seeded teams, along with Meath, the 2019 Intermediate Championship runners-up, and last year’s beaten semi-finalists Roscommon and Sligo.Six counties, meanwhile, will compete in the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship – Antrim, Derry, Fermanagh (the 2019 runners-up), Carlow, Wicklow and Limerick.An open draw will take place to make up two groups of three teams – with the top two teams in each pool then progressing to the semi-finals.It is envisaged that each Championship will be played off over seven weekends, with a two-week break between the conclusion of the group phases and the All-Ireland semi-finals, and a further two-week break between the semi-finals and Finals.The dates for the round-robin fixtures, and the All-Ireland semi-finals and Finals, will be agreed upon and circulated in due course. Further details relating to the running of the Championships will also be finalised shortly.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Irish Sport Horse Studbook Jumping Series Has Successful Start In Galway

first_imgOne of only five double clears in the 7-year-old class, McEntee beat off stiff competition from the competitive 30 competitors in the class. In the 5-Year-Old final at the €10,500 event, 19 combinations jumped double clear to split the win. While in the 6 Year Olds, there were twenty-eight clear rounds.“We are delighted to be hosting the first leg of the ISH SJ Series in 2020,” said Frances O’Brien from Galway Equestrian Centre.  “We welcomed the new SJI Live system and it has worked extremely well for all competitors and it aided in the smooth and successful running of our show.“Mark Breen was on hand to help with any queries on using the new system and it all went really well. All riders were on time and the four supervised warm up areas helped in keeping with the Covid 19 restrictions.”The next leg takes place in Barnadown on 18th and 19th July. Full results, including breeding information, are detailed below.==5 year olds=1stMHS Sunday Girl (ISH) by CORNET OBOLENSKY out of LADY LIGUSTRA by CAVLIER ROYALE bred by Ita Brennan owned by Michael and John Brennan ridden by Gemma Phelan           =1stSVS Miss Zigali (ISH) by Kigali out of P.Zermie by Palfrenier bred and Owned by Brian Hutchinson ridden by Jason Foley=1stColui (ISH) by Luidam out of Vereedom G by Orame bred owned and ridden by Thomas O’Brien=1stChurchtown Quality Breeze (ISH) by O.B.O.S Quality 004 out of Awbeg LilyMilan bred by Noel Lynch owned by Sean Duggan ridden by Rhys Williams=1stCastleforbes Fedora     (ISH) by Cornet Obolenskyout of Lagoa des Malais by Germino d’Ellebred and owned by Lady Georgina Forbes ridden by Cian Goggins=1stLISSADELL (ISH) by Plot Blue out of WINTER CRUISE by CRUISING (ISH) (TIH) bred and owned by Dr. Noel Cawley and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1stHSH Harper Du Seigneur (ISH) by Aganix Du Seigneur out of Covers Chip by Chippison (ISH) bred and owned by Hadley Sport Horses ridden by Sven Hadley=1stPremier Dreamer (ISH) by Balou Du Rouet out of Premier Hope by Hermes DE Reve bred by Dominic Rice owned by Francis Derwin and ridden by Francis Derwin (Jnr)        =1stHHS Calgary (ISH) by Luidam (KWPN) out of La Juanita by Don Juan De La Bouverie bred by Marion Hughes owned by Bravo Hughes Ltd ridden by Adam Carey=1stHHS Blue Moon (ISH) by Plot Blue out of HHS Daisy (ISH) by Ard VDL Douglas bred and owned by Marion Hughes ridden by Adam Carey=1stOughterard De Muze (ISH) by Pollux De Muze Z out of Oughterard Cruiser by Puissance bred by Gerard Lynch owned and ridden by David Williams=1stLuicruz (ISH) by Luidam out of All Cruz by Puissance bred by Sean Fahy owned and ridden by Adam Carey=1stGifted New Year (ISH) by Echo Bay out of New Year’s Sindy (ISH) by Taloubet VDL bred by Norman E Watt owned by Anne Torrens and ridden by Jennifer Torrens=1stCrossroads Quality Chip (ISH) by O.B.O.S. 004 out of CROSSROADS MISS CHIP owned by Edward Widger bred by Shane and Heather McCole and ridden by Edward Doyle=1stCurraghgraigue Quality Two   (ISH) by OBOS Quality 004 out of Curraghgraigue Zelda by Aldatus Z bred by Baden Powellowned by John Kearney and ridden by Jason Foley=1stCBI Bella Donna (ISH) by Zapatero VDL out of CSF Lulu by Luidam bred by Mr Aidan Carroll, owned by Kayleigh Soden and ridden by Vincent Byrne=1stLCC Lui Two      (ISH) by Luidam out of Wendoliene by Darco bred by Tom Taite, owned by Linda Courtney and ridden by      Annie Courtney-Cadam=1stHHS Good Times (ISH) by Sheikh IT out of Cheryl CH by Chameur bred and owned by Marion Hughes ridden by John McEntee=1stSubway Surf (ISH) by Corland out of Cendry Nouvolieu by Tresor De Cheux bred by Ronan Byrne owned by David Moran & Fionnuala Byrne and ridden by David Moran=1stMuze Abby Moyne        by Bamako de Muze out of Abby V Overis Z by Arko III bred by PJ Ryan, owned by GBBS Int LTD ridden by Ethen Ahearne==6 year olds=1stFernhill Check Your Pockets (ISH) Carol Gee By SIMBA out of CAVELLE by CAVALIER ROYALE bred by MR & MRS ALAN WHEELER owned by Carol Gee and ridden by Kate Derwin=1stEmerald Mystique (ISH) by Emerald Vant’ T Ruytershof out of Overruled by Cruising bred by Dr Noel Cawley owned by John Cawley and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1stLisboy Mermus (ISH) by Mermus R out of Dianes Cruise Clover by Cruising (ISH) (TIH) bred by Sean Keevans owned by Joseph M Sharkey and ridden by Cora Sharkey=1stHERITAGE LVS VAN GOGH by VANCOUVER out of AGONDA by SILVERSTONE bred by             Ann Marie O’Gorman owned and ridden by Aoife Mc Cabe=1stCBI VICTORY (ISH) by VITTORIO out of CENITH M by DIAMANT DE SEMILLY bred by AIDAN CARROLL owned and ridden by Susan Fitzpatrick=1stCREEVYQUINN PEARL (ISH) Michael Condon by Cardento out of Fragonda by Corland  bred by Stephen and Elisha Reilly owned by Michael Condon and ridden by Jason Higgins=1stEcklands Helado (ISH) by Cobra out of Annaghmore Charisma by HHS BR Charlton bred by Eckland Sport Horses owned by Sandra Duffy and ridden by Brendan Murphy=1stFSS Outlaw (ISH) by Cardento out of Cimenta C by Orlando van de Heffinck bred, owned and ridden by Olive Clarke=1stHW True Blue (ISH) by Plot Blue out of Warrenstown Lass by Warrenstown You 2 bred and owned by Hilda Wall ridden by Maria Vozone=1stBeechfields Billy Barnwell (ISH) by Billy Mexico out of Billy Rock by Vechta bred by Donal Barnwell owned and ridden by Gemma Phelan=1stKinkeen Lough (ISH)  by Camillo VDL (KWPN) out of Rushlomelass (ISH) by Mohill Cavalier Clover bred and owned Thomas Murray ridden by Tadhg Mulligan=1stSVS Sensation (ISH)    by Emerald van’t Ruytershof out of Beauty van de Panneberg Hoeve by  Vincenzo bred by Brian Hutchinson owned by Seryna Van Kuelen and ridden by Paul Beecher=1stPoshes Legacy (ISH) by Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet BEWB out of Too Posh ISH bred by Ross Finnerty owned by Rory Finnerty and ridden by Mark Finnerty=1stBlackfield Gold (ISH) by Luidam out of Gold West by Goldmark bred by Cathal Loughnane owned by Noel Feeney and ridden by Raphael Jnr Lee=1stFlorida Springs (ISH) by Mermus R out of Rockville Star by Kings Master bred by Patrick Smith owned by Francis Derwin ridden by Francis Derwin (Jnr)=1stCSF BLUE LAGOON by ZIRROCCO BLUE VDL out of CSF FAIR EXCHANGE by FLIPPER D ELLE bred by PATRICK CONNOLLY owned by Susan Fitzpatrick and ridden by Taylor Cummins=1stGCS Ita (ISH) by OBOS quality out of MHSAttraction(ISH) by Numero Uno bred by Olivia Brennan owned by Tim Brennan and ridden by Ger O’Neill=1stBallybeg Loui (ISH) by Luidam out of Lady Breemeersen by Conquistador bred by Seamus Leahy owned by Geraldine Gallagher and ridden by Oisin Dillon=1stLisboy Emerald (ISH) by Emerald Vant Ruytershof out of Hollypark Lux Alright by Lux Z (HANN) bred by Michael Mc Donagh owned by Joseph M Sharkey and ridden by Cora Sharkey=1stBP Pocahontas (ISH) Elica Edgar by Emilion out of BP Hero by Pacino bred by Greg Broderick owned by Elica Edgar and ridden by Kevin Gallagher=1stAHG Whiterock De Muse Of Cruise (ISH) by Cardento out of Raheenwood Cruise by Cruising (ISH) (TIH) bred by Anne Gannon Clancy owned by Joseph M Sharkey and ridden by Cora Sharkey=1stCBS Adrenaline (ISH) by Cardento out of Mrs Quinn by Laughton’s Flight (ISH) bred and owned GBBS Int ltd and Liam Cleary ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1stJunior Kannan (ISH) by Castlelawn Captain Junior (ISH) (TIH) out of White Kannan by Kannan bred by John Lee owned by Gabriel Slattery and ridden by Raphael Jnr Lee=1stNext Episode (ISH) by Diamant De Semilly out of Calandra Z by Cobra bred by Alan Robertson owned by Gabriel Mullins and ridden by Raphael Jnr Lee=1stRiverview Candy Kid (ISH) by Silgo Candy Boy out of Millhollow Melissa by Crosstown DancerBred and owned by Michael O’Callaghan and Ronnie Kelly ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1stCastleforbes Elie (ISH) by Vivaldo van het Coastersveld out of Quibell by Quidam de revel bred and owned by Lady Georgina Forbes ridden by Cian Goggins=1stCarnlea Premier Balou (ISH) by Balou du Rouet out of Armagh by Cavalier Royale bred by Premier Sports Horses owned by The Ballydun Group c/o Edward Little and ridden by Edward Little==7 year olds1stHHS Vancouver (ISH) by Indoctro out of La Juanita bred and owned by Marion Hughes ridden by John McEntee2ndEMS Adelaide (ISH) by Mermus R out of Sante Cruise by Loch Cruise bred by Willie McElhinney owned by Daisy Duggan and ridden by Sean Monaghan3rdHSC Sunny Jim (ISH)by Pacino out of Sunblest by Conquistadorbred and owned by Mrs Sarah Heather Crawford and ridden by Edward Little4thKillaloan Cobra Carel     (ISH) by          Cobra out of Carrigeen Carel by Harlequin Du Carel bred by Owen Cooney     owned and ridden by Richard Hourigan5thGarryndruig Limoncello (ISH)  by Amaretto Darco out of Garryndruig Cruising Akademi by Cruising (ISH) (TIH) bred and owned by Geri McGeoghan-Santry ridden by Nikki Murphy6thZambia (ISH)        by Diamant De Semilly out of Sambia by Alba bred by Alan Robertson owned by Gabriel Mullins and ridden by Gemma Phelan.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email HHS Vancouver, ridden by John McEntee won the seven-year-old final at the first round of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Jumping Series at Galway Equestrian Centre on Sunday (5th July), jumping double clear in a time of 31.52 seconds.last_img read more