New mains water supply as part of €40million investment in Donegal

first_imgMinister Joe McHugh has confirmed vital works will take place in the coming months on mains water services to guarantee supplies to homes, businesses and tourism firms in north-west Donegal.Over the coming weeks and months the mains water supply to Portnablagh will be replaced with a new, modern system.Minister McHugh said “This vital upgrade will replace the old pipes that are in poor condition. It will secure water supplies to local homes and businesses in time for the busy summer months. “Most importantly it will ensure there’s no disruption to supplies when they are most in demand, particularly as it offers guarantees to the likes of the Shandon Hotel & Spa which employs more than 120 people during the high season.“I’ve raised concerns over the supply in the Portnablagh area with Irish Water and the impact that it was having on businesses, particularly those reliant on the summer visitors.“But credit to Irish Water for acting on the concerns of local people and putting plans in place for the contractor Farrans to have the new mains at Marble Hill replaced and pumping supplies before the end of June.“The new mains at Marble Hill and supplying Portnablagh is part of a €40million investment in new pipes, services, mains and supplies by Irish Water in Co Donegal this year. The spend is massive and the impact at a local level will be even greater when homes and businesses know they have a high quality, reliable service.” New mains water supply as part of €40million investment in Donegal was last modified: January 15th, 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:donegalPortnablaghwaterlast_img read more

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NCAA: San Beda sends Letran to 3-way tie for 4th seed

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda came through in the clutch and defeated rival Letran, 73-68, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Red Lions mounted an 11-2 game-closing run to take a 72-65 lead with 1:12 remaining in the fourth with Robert Bolick scoring four points in the charge.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games MOST READ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Bong Quinto led the Knights with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Jerrick Balanza had 16 points.Rey Nambatac struggled against the defense of Bolick as he put up just eight points on 3-of-13 shooting. The defending champions improved to 16-1 and continued their winning streak to 15 games while the Knights dropped to 8-9, tying Arellano U and San Sebastian at the fourth spot.“It’s a rivalry game, we have to win this game to prepare us against Lyceum on our final game,” said Red Lions head coach Boyet Fernandez. “I commend Calvin [Oftana] for giving us a good start and Robert [Bolick] did a good job in the end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingOftana’s seven points in the first period helped the Red Lions get a 21-14 edge in the first 10 minutes.Donald Tankoua, though, was the high-point man for San Beda with 15 points to go along eight boards while Oftana and Bolick had 13 points apiece. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Kyrie Irving on opening night showdown vs. Cavs: ‘There’s no pressure at all’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimslast_img read more

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India are finally hitting their stride Down Under but they must not for get that well begun is only half done

first_imgSachin TendulkarMy ‘debut’ at Melbourne last Sunday was truly memorable. It was the first time for me in the ICC World Cup as a spectator in the stands, and it was terrific to watch the clinical performance by the Indian team. I wrote about Shikhar’s batting earlier and it was,Sachin TendulkarMy ‘debut’ at Melbourne last Sunday was truly memorable. It was the first time for me in the ICC World Cup as a spectator in the stands, and it was terrific to watch the clinical performance by the Indian team. I wrote about Shikhar’s batting earlier and it was heartening to see him go on and get a big score in such a crucial game. However, for me, the icing on the cake was Ajinkya Rahane batting at No.4 in the line-up. His innings was a brilliant display of effortless shots which accelerated the Indian innings at a crucial stage. When Ajinkya plays a big shot, it never looks like he is trying to play one. It seems like he is just looking to time the ball over the 30-yard circle, but on occasion he almost cleared the boundary line. The six he hit off Dale Steyn over long-off was particularly impressive.After beating South Africa, the victory against Pakistan does not seem like a one-off. India seem to be adapting well to the challenge of preparing for a new team every week. They seemed to have a plan against the South Africans which they executed successfully. Dhoni and his men have just come off a smashing victory against one of the strongest teams in world cricket and this will give them a lot of confidence going forward in the tournament.India have crossed two barriers successfully and keeping the momentum going is important now. The two months preceding the ICC World Cup seem to have done the Indian team some good, in spite of some heartbreaking losses to Australia. Playing against one of the world’s finest raises your own game, so the Indian team can give the Aussies some credit for their current form. I am sure the WACA pitch and bounce on it will not be alien to India. Having played recently at the same venue against England in the tri-series, this will be a vital advantage for India in the upcoming game against the UAE.advertisementShikhar Dhawan celebrates after scoring a century against South Africa in the world cup league matchAssociates shineThe Associate teams have already shown what they are capable of, with Ireland scoring an upset win against the West Indies. It is unfortunate that the stronger teams play against them only every four years. We need to encourage them by getting them to play international games against top sides. All the Test-playing nations should send their ‘A’ teams to ICC Associate and Affiliate membernations as frequently as possible. These matches will not only make them more competitive and give them the much-needed exposure, but will also give the youngsters in the ‘A’ teams the experience of playing in different conditions. For example, the conditions in Ireland and Scotland would be similar to England and New Zealand; as a youngster when you tour these countries you are not only coping with the opposition but also the drastic change in temperatures as compared to the subcontinent.Gayle on fireThe ICC World Cup has already seen batsmen from various teams scoring hundreds and in one particular case even a 200 from the one and only Chris Gayle! The common thing about most of these centurions is the effort they have put in to see off the new ball in the initial phase of their innings. They have checked their temptation and come to terms with the conditions before launching into their natural attacking game.Ab De Villiers reacts after his dismissal by IndiaNew Zealand is one of the other teams to watch out for, as I’ve mentioned earlier. Their bowlers and batsmen have played brilliantly in the last match with Tim Southee’s sevenwicket haul being particularly lethal. Brendon McCullum, we all know, can change the equation in no time with his explosive batting, and Australia will be keen to get his wicket in their upcoming league match against New Zealand. All the three matches that New Zealand have won so far have been at home and they will continue to play at home until their last league match. So New Zealand have a great advantage playing on their home turf. I am looking forward to Michael Clarke’s return in the New Zealand match at Auckland, an interesting match-up considering New Zealand have been undefeated in their league matches.It’s been an exciting ICC World Cup 2015 thus far. The teams have played competitive cricket and the overall standard has been good, which is what spectators want. As the tournament progresses, there will more fantastic cricket and we are all looking forward to great performances. Getting together a successful combination to go all the way will be the key. Considering the length of the tournament, there is also the need to find that right balance between staying fresh and not overburdening oneself with additional practice sessions. Coming back to the Indian team, we have a solid batting line-up. Shikhar has started the tournament really well, so have Virat, Ajinkya and Raina. I also get a feeling that Rohit Sharma is waiting to do something really special. Expectations are running high after the first two matches. The team should take it one game at a time and not look too far ahead. It is important to remind oneself that well begun is only half done.advertisementTo read more, get your copy of India Today here.last_img read more

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