Training opportunities to be offered to Oatfield workers who lost jobs

first_img Google+ Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – April 28, 2012 Twitter The Chair of the Donegal County Development Board says every help possible will be offered to the 15 workers whose jobs will go when Oatfield in Letterkenny shuts its doors at the end of May.Cllr Dessie Larkin says training opportunities will be made available, and there is expertise in the town and the county that can be accessed.He says Oatfield was an iconic brand in Letterkenny with a long and proud history, and it will be a sad day when the gates close for the last time…[podcast][/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Google+ WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Training opportunities to be offered to Oatfield workers who lost jobs Previous articleReported submarine wreck in Lough Foyle is sonar illusionNext articleThousands expected to attend protest against RAAD in Derry this afternoon News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

UK: RFA Wave Ruler Returns Home After Nearly Two Years Deployment

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK: RFA Wave Ruler Returns Home After Nearly Two Years Deployment RFA Wave Ruler arrived home on Monday, 12 December 2011, after spending nearly two years working across hurricane zones and drug-trafficking routes.The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) support ship returned to Portland, Dorset,  having left for operations in February 2010.The ship’s primary role has been to undertake the Atlantic Patrol Task (North) around the Caribbean, supporting UK Overseas Territories and underlining Britain’s commitment in the region.This role included carrying vital supplies and stores to small territories hit by natural disasters like hurricanes. With a wide range of disaster relief materials, Wave Ruler was able to provide food, water and shelter where required.Her crew would also offer medical and humanitarian aid, together with technical assistance using their training, skills, knowledge and experience.In August this year, Wave Ruler was tasked to head to the Turks and Caicos Islands after Hurricane Irene had passed through the Caribbean.RFA Wave Ruler’s Commanding Officer, Captain Bob Allan, said:“I am delighted to be able to bring Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Ruler home to the UK. This has been an extremely successful deployment to the South Atlantic and Caribbean region. The ship has maintained a presence representing the British Government in the Caribbean, and forged close links with the UK Overseas Territories disaster relief organisations.“Wave Ruler carried humanitarian aid and disaster relief stores and equipment throughout her time abroad, plus a Royal Navy specialist detachment that could be called upon in the event of a natural disaster such as Hurricane Irene. Additionally, Wave Ruler contributed to regional law and order enforcement.”The ship’s crew provided disaster relief help at the request of the Governor of Grand Turk. The ship’s Royal Navy Lynx helicopter conducted reconnaissance of the islands and then disaster relief stores were delivered to outlying islands by the ship’s crew.The RFA crew was enhanced with a 20-man Royal Naval humanitarian and disaster relief team, together with the Lynx helicopter and 13 personnel from 815 Naval Air Squadron, based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset.When not on regional visits to overseas territories Wave Ruler was tasked to work for the Joint Interagency Task Force South in the area on counter-narcotics operations. This involved working in support of local defence and police forces, from a host of Caribbean nations, together with the United States Coast Guard and the Dutch Navy, to tackle drug-trafficking from South America to the Caribbean, USA and Europe.The Royal Fleet Auxiliary is a civilian-manned fleet, owned by the MOD, which supports Royal Navy ships around the world, supplying warships with fuel, ammunition and supplies. The RFA fleet is fully integrated into the Royal Navy’s command and control system and forms a vital part of maritime operations.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 14, 2011; Image: mod View post tag: UK View post tag: Naval View post tag: years View post tag: Ruler View post tag: RFA View post tag: Deployment Training & Education View post tag: Navy View post tag: homecenter_img View post tag: News by topic UK: RFA Wave Ruler Returns Home After Nearly Two Years Deployment View post tag: Returns View post tag: Nearly December 14, 2011 View post tag: after View post tag: wave View post tag: two Share this articlelast_img read more

Australian state reinstates restrictions after spike in coronavirus cases

first_img“It is unacceptable that families anywhere in our state just because they want this to be over pretend that it is. It is not over,” Andrews said at a televised media conference, noting a rise in family transmissions since April.State officials reported 25 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, including families who had held gatherings and workers at a hotel where travelers had been quarantined.Read also: Australia says borders likely to stay closed until 2021Victoria is responsible for around a quarter of Australia’s total reported 7,400 cases but is driving a recent uptick in active cases. While some of the country’s states and territories have reached zero active cases, Victoria’s has spiked to 116.”We are absolutely at risk of a second peak but we can get on top of it,” Victoria chief health officer Brett Sutton said.Andrews warned that suburbs found to be viral hotspots could face stricter lockdowns.The state will also defer plans to expand numbers at cafes and restaurants from 20 to 50 people by three weeks to July 12. However, gyms will be allowed to reopen from Monday as planned.The Australian Football League (AFL) called off a game scheduled to take place in Melbourne on Sunday after a player tested positive. The AFL has recently restarted fixtures, playing in empty stadiums.Australia has reported just 102 deaths related to COVID-19, a relatively low number on a global scale.Topics : Australia’s second most populous state announced on Saturday it will reinstate tighter restrictions on home and public gatherings after logging a double digit rise in coronavirus cases for a fourth straight day.Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews chastised people for ignoring guidelines on social contact by engaging in behavior such as kissing and hugging as he reimposed a limit of five people visiting households and 10 people at public gatherings.The restrictions, which come into force on Monday and will last until July 12, reverse a relaxation of the rules at the start of this month that had allowed for home and outdoor gatherings of up to 20 people.last_img read more

Rabiu Mohammed ruled out for six months with cruciate ligament injury

first_imgGhana midfielder Rabiu Mohammed suffered a premature end to the season after being ruled out of action for up to six months with a cruciate ligament rupture.The Kuban Krasnodar midfielder suffered the injury during their 1-0 home defeat to Rostov in the Russian Premier League on Sunday.Tests revealed, the 26-year-old had a gap between the interior cruciate ligaments in his right knee and damaged the internal meniscus.”I can confirm the worst fears. Rabiu was diagnosed with cruciate ligament rupture. The midfielder will have an operation and he will take 4-6 months to recover depending on the circumstances,” head coach Tashuev said.”Rabiu will soon go to Germany for a more detailed examination, but the fact is that the season is over for the player.”Rabiu will most certainly miss Ghana’s two remaining matches in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Mauritius and Rwanda.   –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Hazard’s slow start gathering pace as Madrid look for attacking release

first_imgEden HazardMadrid, Spain | AFP | Eden Hazard is beginning to show glimpses of his best form and it cannot come soon enough for Real Madrid.They play at home to Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday, when victory would put them within touching distance of qualification from Group A.Hazard has endured a disjointed and disappointing start in Spain, where expectations soared following his long-awaited 100-million euro move from Chelsea in June.A week later, 50,000 thousand fans streamed into the Santiago Bernabeu to see Hazard wear the shirt while some even ran to the entrances to grab a better seat.As supporters left, Hazard was giving his first press conference underneath the stadium, telling a packed auditorium he wanted to be a galactico.“I’m not a galactico, not yet, but I hope I will be one day,” he said.But the grand opening fizzled, in part due to events off the pitch, a combination of bad luck and personal circumstances that have spared the 28-year-old harsher critique from fans and journalists alike.On the day before Madrid’s first game of the season away at Celta Vigo, Hazard pulled a muscle in his thigh in training and had to withdraw from the squad.He sat out three matches before making his first start against Paris Saint-Germain, but looked off the pace and it was a night to forget as Madrid were thrashed 3-0.Hazard was left on the bench against Osasuna amid reports he was overweight and then scored his first goal against Granada, a delightful looping finish that promised finally to unleash the Belgian’s best.“We know the quality of player we have and we know he is going to deliver,” said Zinedine Zidane in September.“Everyone expects a lot from him and he knows that. But we support him and as the games go by I am sure he is going to be the player we want him to be in this Real Madrid team.”But the international break checked Hazard’s momentum and he missed Madrid’s first match back, a 1-0 loss away at Mallorca, due to the birth of his fourth child. In the three games since, he has appeared in bursts, delivering exhilirating moments like the glorious flick inside against Galatasaray and a run in behind to win the penalty against Leganes.“He sees things that other players cannot see,” Zidane said.Yet there have been disappointments too, not so much glaring errors as a general hesistance, a tendency to choose the safe option or fail to choose at all when in those attacking positions he usually relishes.Hazard’s most impressive showing so far was arguably against Real Betis last weekend, when Madrid failed to score but he had his exuberance back, not to mention the change of pace that at times has appeared worryingly absent.He was darting through gaps rather than turning away from them, taking risks, and unfortunate to see a superb goal ruled out for offside.“Everyone wants to see Eden playing better,” Zidane said last week. “But I see him getting much better every day. He will get there in the end for sure.”Madrid’s goalless draw against Betis shows why Hazard’s crescendo must find its climax, and quickly, if Zidane’s team are to avoid the same problems up front that proved their undoing last season.Despite the best efforts of Benzema in recent months, the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo is still to be filled and although Hazard has never been a prolific scorer, he can contribute and enhance the numbers of others.Those that know Hazard say he has a relaxed, down-to-earth personality, unfazed by attention and uninterested in the pizazz of modern football. Perhaps it is one of the reasons his move to Madrid was not pushed through sooner.But to succeed, he is likely not only to need that zip again that comes only with full fitness but self-belief, to take ownership of this Madrid side in the same way he once commanded the adoration of Stamford Bridge.Few doubt Hazard will soon rediscover his peak, certainly not Zidane, who insists goals are all he needs. Real Madrid need them too.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Ligue 1 season first major European football league to be cancelled

first_imgAdvertisement jNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsgdtWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eechw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8d96piWould you ever consider trying this?😱7azriCan your students do this? 🌚ur5yRoller skating! Powered by Firework The 2019/20 Ligue 1 season has been officially called off after the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe asked the country’s National Assembly to stop all sporting activity until September, this afternoon. According to multiple reports, the league’s governing body, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), will decide the fate of the rest of the season next month and resolve issues such as Champions League qualification, promotion and relegation.Advertisement “The big sporting affairs cannot occur before September. The 2019-20 football season cannot return.” PM Phillippe declared.Advertisement The 2019/20 Ligue 1 season was suspended earlier in March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with several players agreeing to donate 50% of their salaries to help their clubs during this crisis. And the Prime Minister’s speech on Tuesday confirmed that the French government was unwilling to risk a further outbreak by allowing the return of the game anytime soon.However, the main concerns right now are whether reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain, (who are 12 points clear at the top of the league table) will retain their crown or not, along with the issues of Champions League, Europa League qualification, promotion and relegations also on the agenda.Elsewhere, the German government looks poised to resume Bundesliga next month behind closed doors, while the Italian football federation (FIGC) is expected to hold a meeting of its executive council on the first week of May to present its plans to a government scientific committee.The Premier League clubs, on the other hand, have resumed training with discussions over a restart date is being discussed.Meanwhile, UEFA have released £203million to the various national associations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and confirmed that the amount is a part of their HatTrick funding programme, as each association will receive up to £3.75m, shortly.In a press release, the association said that the money is being released in order to develop specific and targeted areas affected by the crisis, and because of the unexpected financial impact due to the outbreak, UEFA will leave the matter up to its 55 member countries on how and where to use the sum. If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.comAlso follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at You may also like:Read which country has restarted its football league amidst global Covid-19 lockdown!‘Leaks’ of government measures reveal when football in front of fans is likely to resume in Italy Advertisementlast_img read more

South African harbour chief makes world history

first_imgRay Maota Rufus Lekala has made maritime historyby becoming the first black chief harbourmaster in South Africa and the youngestin the world. Precious Dube and Pinky Zungu are twoof the three marine pilots who recentlyreceived their open licences. They, alongwith Bongiwe Mbambo, became the firstblack women marine pilots to receiveopen licences.(Images: Transnet National Ports Authority)MEDIA CONTACTS• Transnet National Ports Authority+27 11 351 9001RELATED ARTICLES• SA women marine pilots make history• Aviation, maritime careers for youth• Maritime sector a major job spinner• New DHL service to boost US-SA tradeFrom taxi driver to South African and world maritime history-maker – this is how Captain Rufus Lekala’s life story would read if it were written today.Appointed as the first black harbour master in South Africa and the youngest in the world in 2002, Lekala has now made maritime history again after becoming the first black chief harbour master in the country and the youngest in the world to hold such a position.The 41-year-old father of two took up the position on 1 June 2011.A chief harbour master is responsible for strategising maritime projects and dealing with policy-making.Lekala is also responsible for cohesion between the Department of Transport, Transnet, the International Maritime Association and the International Lighthouse Association.From landlubber to sea masterLekala matriculated at Vlakfontein High School in Mamelodi, Pretoria, in 1990, and hoped to study further, but could not afford it.“After matric I had no money to study, so I drove taxis for five years in Pretoria. It wasn’t for me,” said Lekala.While driving taxis, he earned an average of R1 000 (US$139) a month.Lekala’s big break came in 1996 when he heard that Portnet was offering bursaries for studies in the maritime sector.“I applied, not expecting a landlubber like me to be selected. I knew nothing about the sea. It wasn’t part of my culture, but I was desperate and when you want to make something of yourself, you’ll take any opportunity that arrives,” he said.Getting the bursary enabled Lekala to do maritime studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and, after completing the course in 1998, he began climbing the ladder.He started by doing in-service training and then became a tugmaster, manoeuvring vessels in and out of port. His next appointment was as marine pilot.Stationed at the East London port in 2002, he became the youngest harbour master in the world and the first black one. This harbour has about 35 vessels going through it a month. He was then transferred to Cape Town, which handles over 300 vessels.Lekala progressed to running the 500-vessel-a-month port of Durban, the second largest in Africa after Port Said in Egypt.“You need people skills in this work as you’re at the front line of the company and you need to be analytical. Most of my job is dealing with other people’s problems and I must remain neutral, not taking sides,” he said.Lekala is now responsible for 12 people: eight harbour masters, three operations managers and a personal assistant.He lives by the philosophy that “nothing is impossible in life”, and believes a person should lead by consensus.Lekala the family manIn 2002 Lekala married Mathilda Mopayi, a marine pilot who also works for Transnet.The avid reader of publications such as The Economist and Time magazine says his biggest personal achievement was receiving the National Diploma in Maritime Studies in 1998.Lekala says his late sister Dorothy Phetla, businessman Richard Maponya and Transnet mentor, Captain Edward Bremner are his biggest influences, professionally and personally.Lekala is the vice-president of the International Harbour Masters Association and an honorary member of the Natal, Point and Bluff yacht clubs.last_img read more

Clippers pull off biggest comeback in playoff history against Warriors

first_imgLATEST STORIES Series tied as Ben Simmons triple-double lifts 76ers past Nets in Game 2 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Clippers topped the Los Angeles Lakers’ rally from a 29-point deficit to beat the Seattle Supersonics in 1989.The Clippers also came back from being 27 points down in a playoff win over the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012.“We changed a couple things offensively and defensively on the fly in the third,” Rivers said. “And it worked out for us.”The Warriors got more bad news after the game when they learned centre DeMarcus Cousins suffered a serious injury. Cousins injured his left quad in the first quarter and is expected to have an MRI scan done on it on Tuesday.“It is a significant quad injury,” said Kerr without going into detail. “We will get an MRI done tomorrow. He is going to be out a while. It is significant.”Williams drained a key jump shot over Klay Thompson with 46 seconds remaining after Curry had put the Warriors ahead 131-128 on a three-pointer 12 seconds earlier.After Klay Thompson missed a shot from beyond the arc, Clippers Landry Shamet hit a three pointer with 16 seconds left for the game winner. Harrell sank two free throws with five seconds left to cap the scoring.‘We need everybody’Elsewhere, Ben Simmons heard cheers instead of jeers Monday as the Philadelphia 76ers set a franchise record with 51 points in the third quarter en route to a 145-123 playoff win over the Brooklyn Nets.Australia’s Simmons, who had criticized the Philadelphia fans’ booing in game one of the series, delivered a triple-double of 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, right, yells next to referee Nick Buchert (3) during the second half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the Clippers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)The Los Angeles Clippers delivered the biggest comeback in NBA playoff history Monday, rallying from a 31-point deficit for a shocking 135-131 win over the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.Lou Williams scored 36 points and Montrezl Harrell nailed a couple of clutch late free throws as the Clippers surprised even themselves to square the first round playoff series at 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he told his players at halftime, when they were down by 23 points, to not give up.“I said ‘We are going to win this game.’ I was honest with them. I said, ‘I don’t know how. Just hang in there with each other,’” Rivers said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“This is who we are. We hung in there long enough. We found a way to win the game.”Williams also had 11 assists, going 13-of-22 from the field and eight-of-10 from the free throw line. Game three is Thursday in Los Angeles.The stretch drive featured the Clippers’ consistent mid-range game against the Warriors’ inconsistent three-point shooting. But fouls and injuries also worked against the Warriors in game two of the first round series.Warriors coach Steve Kerr described it as an epic meltdown.“Once you lose momentum in a game, it is hard to get it back,” said Kerr. “We lost this game in the middle of the third quarter when we stopped playing.“We got up by 31 and we shut down. We got exactly what we deserved.”ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments He joined Wilt Chamberlain and Charles Barkley as the only Sixers to get multiple triple-doubles in the postseason, and this time he left to a standing ovation from the home fans.Philadelphia grabbed command of the contest with a 51-point third quarter, a team record for most points in a quarter.The Sixers also set a club record for most points in a playoff game, squaring their best-of-seven opening round series 1-1.Game three is on Thursday in New York.Ailing Joel Embiid finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Philadelphia, who shot 56 percent from the field. Embiid was a game-time decision due to a sore left knee.“Everybody’s got to bring it,” Embiid said. “We need everybody.”Tobias Harris added 19 points, JJ Redick scored 17, reserve centre Boban Marjanovic had 16 and Mike Scott scored 15 for Philadelphia.Spencer Dinwiddie scored 19 and D’Angelo Russell added 16 for the Nets, who set a team record for points allowed in a postseason game.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson got 15, while Caris LeVert and Shabazz Napier scored 13 each. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

Justin Gilbert’s Time in Cleveland is Not Going Well … At All

first_imgThere might not be anybody in the NFL who cares less about football than (Justin) Gilbert.And you thought Johnny Foot’s time in Cleveland was going poorly. A recently article on Cleveland Scene went absolute scorched earth on both Jonathan and Gilbert, doing everything but calling them cancerous tumors within the Browns locker room.A sampling!Unlike Manziel, who loves football and abused the stardom that comes with it, Gilbert seems like he wants nothing to do with the sport. And while Manziel’s path of destruction has been aired out in public eye, Gilbert’s has played out behind the scenes. The clues were there from the beginning though.Weeee!Gilbert just doesn’t get joy out of breaking down the Xs and Os. Flashy plays get him going, not the nitty-gritty details that define professional football.I believe that.Browns community and marketing staffers rarely bother asking him to participate in activities with fans — usually a must for recent draft picks. “He just doesn’t get what the NFL is about. At all,” said one veteran (Browns player). “How could they miss this badly?” said another about the front office.So that’s not great. On the other hand, there’s potential for Gilbert, Weeden, Randle and Blackmon to throw together the greatest flag football team in history next season in any city of their choice. Weeden and Gilbert will probably still be playing, but at least it’s an option.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis: “That Michigan State Corner Told On Draymond…Yikes”

first_imgClose up of Jourdan Lewis with his helmet on.jourdan lewis michigan wont leave earlyWednesday, it was revealed in police reports that former Michigan State star basketball player Draymond Green’s arrest this past Sunday came after an altercation with current Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson. Of course, at least one University of Michigan athlete has weighed in on the situation.Michigan senior corner Jourdan Lewis, who runs an entertaining Twitter account, tweeted some thoughts on the matter. He essentially poked fun at Edmondson, saying he “told” on Draymond. The “skeeps” tweet refers to Scorekeepers bar in Ann Arbor.jourdan lewis tweetsPS: If I ever give you a scholarship, I promise I won’t slap you for payment.— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) July 13, 2016 The Wolverines and the Spartans meet on October 29. It should be fun.last_img read more