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No. 4 New Orleans Stuns No. 1 Sam Houston State to Advance to Championship Game

first_imgThe Bearkats hung tough throughout the first half despite shooting only 31.3 percent from the field. Perfect accuracy from the free throw line (12-for-12) and pristine marksmanship from the field by All-Southland Conference third teamer Kai Mitchell (4-for-4) kept Sam Houston in the game despite never gaining ownership of the lead. “We were trading buckets all game, but we couldn’t get a stop on defense,” said Cameron Delaney. “I felt like if we could have got the lead one time, it would have been a different story.” The No. 4 Privateers enjoyed a perfect effort from guard Jorge Rosa along with a pair of clutch free throws from Troy Green that propelled them to a 79-76 shocker over No. 1-seed Sam Houston State at Merrell Center on Friday evening, putting them in Saturday’s Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament final with a chance to return to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament for the second time in three years.MBB: ESPN+ crew awarded #SouthlandStrong Player of the Game honors to Jorge Rosa following @PrivateersMBB’s semifinal win.He led team with 18 points, including 7-for-7 effort from the field.#504OurCity #ChampWeek pic.twitter.com/CBGggiywV3— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 16, 2019 “What a phenomenal two days of basketball,” said New Orleans’ (19-12) coach Mark Slessinger. “We’re extremely blessed to come out of it with two wins against two incredibly coached teams. Every guy has made an incredible contribution in the last 48 hours.” “In my opinion, he’s (Plaisance) been the difference to their team the past couple of weeks,” said Sam Houston State coach Jason Hooten. Josh Delaney’s 3-pointer tied the game at 69 with 2:30 to go, but Plaisance gave New Orleans the lead for good with his layup at the 2:00 mark. The sequence personified the night for the Bearkats, who were unable to garner the lead against the Privateers. Rosa hit all seven of his field goal attempts, including four 3-pointers to finish with a team-high 18 points, many of which came at times when the Privateers were enduring foul trouble. Green was also a huge contributor to the win. Not only did he pull in the game-ending rebound, Green knocked down four free throws in the final 48 seconds to keep the hard-charging Bearkats (21-11) at bay. Like Mitchell, Rosa was a sign of perfection for the Privateers, as he connected on all seven of his shot attempts, including four 3-pointers. However, foul trouble haunted UNO, which spent much of the first half without starters Gerrale Gates, Plaisance and Rosser, each of whom had two fouls. UNO never trailed yet was unable to pull away from Sam Houston despite shooting 52.9 percent from the field. The Bearkats scored 20 second-chance points and nailed all 22 of their free throw attempts to keep it interesting until the final horn. Southland Conference Player of the Year Cameron Delaney shot 3-for-13 from the field and finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. “It’s going to feel good,” said Rosa. “Second time being here, I remember what happened before. We’ll enjoy this win and then wake up (Saturday morning) and focus on what we have to do.” Added Damon Rosser, “We’ve gotta do work, because I want to feel March Madness and I know my teammates do, too.” Box Score | Photo GalleryKATY, Texas – New Orleans has that 2017 feeling once again. Privateers’ center Scott Plaisance was one of those players who stepped up, as his ability to get a hand in the face of Bearkats’ guard Josh Delaney was the difference in Delaney having to hoist his game-tying attempt from long range sooner than anticipated. The shot bounced off the rim and into the hands of Green as the final horn sounded. While the Bearkats, winners of the regular-season title, will likely head to the National Invitational Tournament, the Privateers will have a chance to be one of 68 teams bidding to win the NCAA title.What March is all about…New Orleans is HYPED after knocking off the top seed in the @SouthlandSports!pic.twitter.com/porAXtJtMI— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 16, 2019last_img read more

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Unsanitary conditions affecting Region 10 schools

first_imgLeaking roofs, dysfunctional washroom facilities and the lack of potable water are among the existing issues facing some schools in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice),These concerns were brought to the fore by Chairman of the Education Committee of Region 10 Denise Belgrave, after visiting some schools in the region.Belgrave explained that her Committee has been engaged in school visits and has extended the schedule for visits to schools along the Berbice River.She noted that based on what was observed at Linden schools, there is need for more work, particularly in the sanitary area, so that both teachers and students can be comfortable.Another area of concern is a broken septic tank at Coomacka Primary School which is also overrun by vegetation. She noted that water from a nearby clinic also flows into the school’s compound.Addressing these concerns, Regional Chairman Renis Morian said the issue of sanitary blocks is one which has been raised since the beginning of his tenure as Chairman but to date, it has not been addressed effectively.“Since we take office, we have been talking about sanitary conditions at schools… We have been asking for upgrade in sanitary conditions in schools… I even asked the question if the officers in education visit these schools, because if they do visit, that’s a serious affront to the visits because nothing is changing”, the Regional Chairman asserted.Meanwhile, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Gavin Clarke has assured that works have been ongoing through the Regional Works Department to remedy the situation.“From the administration’s perspective, I can say work is ongoing in various schools as is reported to us. There are some that have been worked on and even as I speak work is being done… Once we get the information, we act on it,” he noted.Clarke said he would have implored head teachers, that if there are issues, they should be made known, adding that the administration would have been working on contracts during the summer vacation and if there are issues regarding sanitary blocks then the onus would be on head teachers to highlight these.Morian has requested a schedule of the programme for visits to schools in the Region so that Councillors can participate in the school visits. He has also urged head teachers to write to the Department of Education in such instances.last_img read more

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MENDing lives easier

first_img“Our trailer was in the second row, over there where those parking spaces are now,” she said, pointing toward the rear of the center’s new parking lot. “We had nothing. MEND gave us the beds and mattresses we slept on, the tables and chairs we sat at, the food we ate.” Contreras reached into her purse and brought out faded snapshots of herself as a 6-year-old opening Christmas presents with her brothers and sisters. “(MEND) gave us those presents, too,” she said. “But the greatest thing MEND gave everyone in that trailer park was hope. The idea we could succeed, that people cared. “They taught us that being poor was not a personal problem, that things could change. I wanted, needed, to thank the Roses and everyone at MEND for instilling hope in so many kids in the Valley growing up poor.” Ed Rose said he still gets the shivers when he hears stories like Contreras’. His garage may have been the genesis of MEND, but so many good people carried the concept and work forward that it has expanded into what it is now. “It’s all so hard to grasp, just so incredible,” Rose said, looking around the colorful center that will have its actual opening April 16 after city crews complete some street repairs. “Never did Carolyn and I think that what we and some of our church friends started 36 years ago would one day become something so grand as this. It looks like a beautiful mall,” he said. It is a beautiful mall – for real, not poor, people, said Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who spoke at the opening along with Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarc n. “There are no poor people, only real people with real problems,” said Yaroslavsky, who grew up in poverty himself in Boyle Heights. “In my neighborhood, Pacoima was a place we aspired to,” he said, drawing laughs from the crowd. Alarc n, who once volunteered at MEND as a driver going around to local supermarkets to collect donated food, looked around the building and agreed. “This day is not about bricks and mortar; it’s about real people whose lives have changed because of MEND, the best organization in the San Fernando Valley,” Alarc n said. From her seat in the front row, Contreras looked outside at the parking lot and smiled. Her old trailer park never looked so good. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749 To lend a hand For more information on Meet Each Need with Dignity, call (818) 896-0246 or go to www.mendpoverty.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Erika Contreras searched the crowd at the grand opening of a new multiservice center for the San Fernando Valley’s largest poverty-assistance group Saturday morning, looking for Ed and Carolyn Rose. The young woman, among about 400 people who turned out for the long-awaited event in Pacoima, had some thank-you’s for the couple. If the Roses had not opened their hearts and home in 1971 to help poor families in the northeast San Fernando Valley, Contreras and a lot of others would not be here today. Contreras stood inside the modern, $8.5 million, 40,000-square-foot center at 10641 San Fernando Road in Pacoima and recalled Meet Each Need with Dignity’s humble beginnings in the Roses’ two-car garage. The Mission Hills couple opened their garage door every Saturday and invited anyone in the community who needed a helping hand to stop by and pick up some food and clothing that they had collected from their church. From the Roses’ garage, MEND gained momentum and support, growing to serve more than 40,000 people each month with everything from food and clothing to medical and dental care. “My family owes the Roses and MEND so much,” Contreras said after finding the couple and thanking them. “They gave us and so many people living in poverty something we never thought we would have: hope.” Contreras went on to graduate from college and is now legislative director for Orange County Assemblyman Jose Solorio. The last time Contreras stood here on San Fernando Road in Pacoima – on the exact spot where the new MEND center is located – she was a little girl living with five brothers and sisters and her parents in a rundown trailer park. last_img read more

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UPDATE: Missing 16 Year-Old Girl From High Level Found

first_imgHIGH LEVEL, A.B. – RCMP in High Level were notified yesterday that 16 year-old Kiana Eht-Chillay had run away from home.Police are asking the public for assistance in locating Eht-Chillay after her mother reported her missing.Police have not been able to locate her as of yet.Kiana Eht-Chillay is described as:Aboriginal, five feet six inches tall, weighing 158 lbs with black shoulder-length hair. Eht-Chillay is from the High Level area but is believed to have possibly travelled to Hay River, NWT.- Advertisement -If you have any information as to her whereabouts, please contact High Level RCMP at 780-821-7000. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers either by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.UPDATE: Kiana Eht-Chillay was safely located by Hay River RCMP today, and her family has been notified.last_img read more

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BABY STEPS WITH AINE: TIPS FOR FLYING WITH A BABY

first_imgBABY STEPS WITH AINE: Hi everyone. Hooray for the weekend. This week I will be sharing some tips to help make flying with a baby that little bit easier.I took Ava on her first flight back to Donegal when she was 5 weeks old. I was on my own, nervous and so afraid. In hindsight, there was no need to worry. She’s been on around 20 flights since and they really do get easier.Yes, flying with a little one can be daunting, especially when it’s your first. However, people are more understanding than you might think and they’re always willing to help.Preparing for your flight:• Try and book your bags in and bring as little hand luggage as possible. This means less things to worry about at security especially if you are on your own. • Weigh your hand luggage before you get to the airport. We all know re-organising your bags is a nightmare at the best of times, never mind with a baby.• Airlines can be quite militant when it comes to baggage allowance. So make sure you have both your own and baby’s essentials in the one bag. That said, you can usually get away with wearing a small backpack. I do, and they never notice. Sssshh, I didn’t tell you that!At the airport:• If you can, check your pram in and wear your baby in a carrier. Hands free is the best way to travel.• If this is not an option, make sure you get pram tags at the check in desk before going through security. It saves a lot of hassle on the other side.• A lot of airports require you to collapse your pram at security, as if you didn’t have enough to do. But, don’t worry, if it means you need to hand over your little one to a member of staff for a few minutes that’s fine. Believe me, they’ll love the cuddles! • Most airports have a family security queue. They’re not always obvious so make sure you ask if they have one. It saves a lot of time and makes life so much easier.• Like any flight make sure all liquids are in clear sealable bags. This includes baby foods and milk. The 100ml liquid rule does not apply to baby food and milk. So you can bring as much as you need to keep that little one happy. Hallelujah!• When you’re travelling with a child you qualify for priority boarding. This might sound fantastic but if, like Ava, your little one is quite active, I’d advise boarding towards the end to reduce the time in a confined space.Belted up ready for her flight to Ireland.During the flight: • Children under the age of 2 will need to be fastened to your seat belt using an extension. You’ll get this from cabin crew• Under 2’s don’t have their own seat. So be prepared to have limited space. However, when everyone has boarded, it is worth asking whether there are any aisles with two free seats. They’re usually quite good at allowing you that extra room.• We all know how tiny and cramped airport toilets are. Don’t hesitate to ask cabin crew to hold your little one if you need the loo.• Bring small toys. You’ll need them to keep your little one entertained. If they’re new they’ll probably entertain them for longer.• It’s okay to take your little one up and down the aisle for a walk if they’re getting agitated. They’ll love the people watching!• Bring a spare change of clothes…or two for any ‘’little (but probably big) accidents’’• Babies do cry and scream at the most inconvenient times…. like on a flight. If this happens, try not to worry or stress about bothering other passengers. I know this is easier said than done. They won’t really mind.• Get yourself a G&T. That always helps!So, if you’re thinking about flying with a baby, do it!! Travelling doesn’t stop when you have kids, it just gets that little bit more eventful!We’re off on our first long haul flight in November. Now that Ava is getting more mobile I’m sure my tips will be changing. I’ll keep you all posted.Thanks for reading,Áine xBABY STEPS WITH AINE: TIPS FOR FLYING WITH A BABY was last modified: July 21st, 2016 by Aine LaffertyShare 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:babiesBaby Steps with AineBlogFeaturesFlightsFlyingnewslast_img read more

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OFFICIAL: Manchester United complete Victor Lindelof transfer from Benfica

first_img1 The Swedish international joins for a reported £30.75million fee Manchester United have made Victor Lindelof their first signing of the summer after the Sweden defender signed a four-year deal on Wednesday.United paid Benfica 35million euros (£30.75million) for Lindelof, although the Portuguese club announced that the fee could increase by a further 10million euros due to add-ons.United boss Jose Mourinho told the club’s official website: “Victor is a very talented young player, who has a great future ahead of him at United.“Our season last year showed us that we need options and quality to add depth to the squad and Victor is the first to join us this summer.“I know that our fantastic group of players will welcome him as one of us.”Lindelof arrived at United’s Aon Training Complex fresh from international duty with Sweden, where he was an unused substitute in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Norway.Lindelof has been a long-time target for United as they look to bolster their defensive options ahead of next season’s return to the Champions League.He told United’s official website: “I am thrilled to be joining Manchester United.“I have enjoyed my time at Benfica enormously and I have learned a lot there. But I’m looking forward to playing in the Premier League at Old Trafford and for Jose Mourinho.“I’m keen to get started and make my contribution to the team’s efforts to win more trophies.”Lindelof could be one of three or four high-profile acquisitions at Old Trafford this summer, with the club also understood to be keen on Alvaro Morata.The Real Madrid forward’s agent said earlier this week that United had lodged a “very important offer” with the Spanish giants to try to bring him to the north west of England.In defence, Mourinho now boasts an impressive array of options with Lindelof joining the likes of Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Daley Blind.But Lindelof, who started his career with lowly Swedish club Vasteras before moving to Benfica in 2011, said he is willing to fight for his starting place.In an interview with MUTV, Lindelof said: “Of course there are some great players here in my position.“I’m here to do my best to try to help the team as much as I can and it’s always good to have other good players around you. When you have that, you get better as well.“I think every move means you have to adapt to a new environment but I feel comfortable in myself. I trust myself and it’s going to be tough but I’m looking forward to it.“I always had a dream of coming here to play in the Premier League so, for me, it’s a dream come true.”last_img read more

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RESULTS OF THE ORLA MEMORIAL 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgRace ResultsCategory No. FirstName Surname Club TimeSM 1 114 Darragh Crossan City Of Derry 17.572 106 James McFadden Individual 18.213 112 John McCallion Individual 18.284 135 Eddie Sweeney Cranford A C 18.31 5 105 John McFadden Individual 18.586 41 Donal McGee Individual 19.347 115 Sean Deery City Of Derry 19.378 23 Paul Russell Individual 19.599 136 Dinny Doherty Cranford A C 20.07 10 108 Ryan McBride Cranford A C 20.5011 134 Christopher Murray Cranford A C 21.0012 28 Gerard Marley Individual 22.2013 9 Brian Boyce 24/7 Triathlon 22.21 14 109 John McFadden Individual 24.1215 49 Peter McBride Individual 24.4316 107 Sean McBride Cranford A C 25.2317 46 David Harvey Individual 26.0918 103 Edward Brennan Individual 26.4719 140 Hugh Sheilds Individual 28.1320 13 Ollie Rodden Individual 32.41SW21 29 Irene McFadden Letterkenny A C 20.5522 11 Lucy Bakus Cranford A C 21.1323 10 Marian Kerr Letterkenny A C 23.4524 116 Una McMenamin Unattached 25.0025 31 Amanda McGrath Letterkenny A C 27.0626 33 Eileen Toye Individual 27.2727 12 Denise Anderson Individual 27.3628 120 Linda McBeth Individual 27.4029 138 Teresa Ward Individual 28.5130 32 Kate McNulty Individual 28.5831 139 Breda Canning Individual 29.2032 22 Niamh McGee Individual 29.5533 119 Rosalind Nelis Individual 32.2834 34 Caroline Toye Individual 32.3335 35 Noreen Sheridan Individual 35.3236 7 Sinead O’Donnell Individual 38.2837 6 Antoniette Kelly Individual 38.49JM38 118 Matt Doherty City Of Derry 18.5239 133 Karol McGinley Individual 19.3840 20 Eamon Carr Individual 20.54JW41 2 Eleanor Trearty Cranford A C 26.5142 1 `Grace Trearty Cranford A C 27.18M40+43 40 Paddy McDaid Letterkenny A C 18.3644 123 Jude O’Donnell Individual 18.5945 48 Paul McGinley Individual 20.2927 September 2014 Page 1 of 2Category No. FirstName Surname Club Time46 125 Martin Donnelly 24/7 Triathlon 20.3747 113 Darren Beecroft Letterkenny A C 20.4748 21 Brian O’Donnell Individual 21.0849 16 Joe Drain North Belfast Harriers 21.1250 110 Brian McGonagle Tír Chonaill A C 21.1951 26 Derek Alcorn Individual 21.4152 8 Joseph Casey Individual 23.2753 50 Con McGeever Individual 23.3854 132 Eugene McGinley Individual 23.4155 5 Adrian Wasson 24/7 Triathlon 25.0956 25 Jason Black Individual 25.1057 37 Paul Gallagher Cranford A C 25.3958 14 Sean Auliffe 24/7 Triathlon 26.3859 51 Patrick Durning Individual 27.5360 124 Brian Sweeney 24/7 Triathlon 29.40M50+61 18 Eddie Carr Individual 21.2562 27 Liam Marley Cranford A C 22.0963 43 Sean Sweeney Individual 23.3964 131 Sean O’Donnell Lifford A C 24.2865 130 Eugene McGinley Individual 24.3666 104 Denis McFadden Individual 27.38M60+67 117 Malcom McCausland City Of Derry 21.0268 101 Martin Kerr Individual 21.0469 121 Jimmy McBride Individual 22.5170 102 Jose Gracia Individual 27.0271 52 Eamon Trearty Individual 41.08W40+72 24 Sharon Black Letterkenny A C 22.5073 30 Margaret Shields Letterkenny A C 24.1774 15 Siobhan Drain North Belfast Harriers 24.2575 111 Bronagh Heverin Tír Chonaill A C 24.3476 122 Mairead Jennings Individual 24.3777 42 Susie Roarty Individual 25.2678 45 Cathy Harvey Individual 26.5479 127 Ruth McCrudden Letterkenny A C 28.0480 137 Sheilia Doherty Individual 28.2581 44 Madge Whoriskey Individual 28.5082 128 Jackie Sweeney Individual 30.1683 38 Louise Sweeney Individual 30.3084 3 Sophie Gallagher Individual 30.3185 47 Gillian Barnett Individual 31.3886 129 Edmana Sweeney Individual 37.0787 19 Annemarie Carr Individual 38.27W50+88 36 Gloria Donaghy Finn Valley A C 25.3789 4 Christina Caithness Individual 27.4190 17 Madge Gallagher Individual 33.0991 39 Anne Doogan Individual 35.32W55+92 126 Jackie Ireland Letterkenny A C 28.07RESULTS OF THE ORLA MEMORIAL 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: September 27th, 2014 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:ORLA MEMORIAL 5KResultslast_img

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DONEGAL ETB ANNOUNCE BRILLIANT COURSES AVAILABLE IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY SECTOR

first_imgKillybegs Employment Initiative, in conjunction with LYIT School of Tourism and the Donegal Education and Training Board, are offering a Level 5 Major Award in Hospitality Operations at the Killybegs Campus of LYIT.This programme is ideally suited for individuals who are under 35 years of age, preferable with a Level 4 Qualification or an Applied Leaving Certificate, and who are currently unemployed. The programme is designed to give participants an overview of the hospitality and tourism industry through a variety of practical training, integrated education and field visits to prospective employers.On successful completion of the programme, participants should be well-equipped to find employment in a broad range of hospitality, tourism and catering establishments.With the development of the Wild Atlantic Way and the expected increase in visitor numbers to Donegal it is anticipated that an increase in employment opportunities will exist in the coming years.For those individuals wishing to continue their education and training, successful completion of this programme will allow participants to apply, through the CAO, for a range of professional programmes at the School of Tourism, including:- Higher Certificate in Arts in Bar and Restaurant SupervisionHigher Certificate in Arts in Hotel AdministrationHigher Certificate in Arts in Culinary ArtsQQI (FETAC) Level 4 Major Award- Catering Support- Letterkenny and DowningsThe 30 week full-time programme aims to provide learners with the skill, knowledge and competence to work under supervision providing assistance and support within a catering setting.The training will be in both a classroom situation with practical experience in the kitchen leading to progression and a career in Hospitality or  Catering.On successful completion of the programme, participants should be well-equipped to find employment in a broad range of catering establishments.With the development of the Wild Atlantic Way and the expected increase in visitor numbers to Donegal it is anticipated that an increase in employment opportunities will exist in the coming years.For those individuals wishing to continue their education and training, successful completion of this programme will allow participants to apply to entry to the level 5 programme in Hospitality Operations in Killybegs. For further information please contact 0749120500 for further information or visit www.donegaletb.ie or alternatively  email : coursesdonegaltc@donegaletb.ieDONEGAL ETB ANNOUNCE BRILLIANT COURSES AVAILABLE IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY SECTOR was last modified: August 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Businessnewslast_img read more

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‘Still getting our heads around it’ – Too soon for Council to count costs of flooding

first_imgDonegal County Council are still coming to terms with the scale of the operation needed to bring the county back to working order after the devastating floods.Brendan O’Donnell, a Senior Engineer with Donegal County Council, said the council are not yet able to count the costs of the damage in Inishowen and other areas. He said today that any estimate put on the cost of the damage would be wrong.“We are still getting our heads around the scale of the damage,” O’ Donnell told RTE’s Morning Ireland. The council are continuing to get reports from around the county of impassable secondary routes where smaller bridges have collapsed.O’Donnell said it will take time to take an inventory of the damage across Donegal’s 6,500km road network. He said the county council Roads Department alone will be unable to fund the repairs.O’Donnell pointed out that the government have been supportive in the past in providing financial assistance in such extreme events.After local residents expressed their dismay yesterday that they had no assistance on the night of the flood, O’Donnell said that DCC’s Housing Engineer has now made contact with most residents. “The scale of the problem, the scale of the impact across Donegal has stretched our resources considerably,” he said.Emergency services, fire services and roads crews were working again through the night on Wednesday to try and address the major impact. Meetings held into the night also aimed to address sources of additional support, he said.A past study by the Office of Public Works showed an area of Burnfoot with 21 properties had been identified as being at risk and essential flood defences were proposed.However, it was determined that the cost of completing flood defence schemes would be more than the cost of the damages that might arise in a worst-case scenario flood.This report, in May 2017, estimated that flood damage could cost over €1million euro in the particular area. O’Donnell said in light of this week’s events, the OPW assessments may need to be revisited.‘Still getting our heads around it’ – Too soon for Council to count costs of flooding was last modified: August 24th, 2017 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)last_img read more

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Gardaí seek help to locate missing Letterkenny teenager

first_imgUPDATE: 13.00 27/04/2019 Jamie O’Neill has been found ‘safe and well.’Gardaí have thanked the public and the media for their assistance. Gardaí have appealed for assistance to find a 17-year-old Letterkenny man, who has been missing from his home since Wednesday.Jamie O’Neill from Bonagee, Letterkenny was last seen on Wednesday, April 24, in Bonagee.He is described as being 5’9’’, he has dark brown hair and brown eyes.Jamie ONeillWhen last seen he was wearing a dark coloured tracksuit top. A Garda spokesperson said: “Anyone who has seen Jamie or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on (074) 9167100, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”Gardaí seek help to locate missing Letterkenny teenager was last modified: April 27th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:BonageeGardaiJamie O’Neillletterkennylast_img read more

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