Hurricane Katia likley to bring storm force winds to Donegal

first_img WhatsApp Met Eireann says there is a risk that Donegal could be hit by the tale end of Hurricane Katia.The forecasters say that there will be storms at sea off the north west coast and it is possible that they could move over land on Sunday evening and in to Monday.If that were to be the case, storm force winds of in excess of 70mph should be expected.However forecaster David Rodgers says nothing is certain yet:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/met10.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – September 9, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Hurricane Katia likley to bring storm force winds to Donegal Newsx Adverts Twitter Facebook Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleTwo men in court as part of ‘creeper burglary’ investigationNext articleLetterkenny Town Council to take 5 businesses to court for non-payment of rates News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

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Respond announces plans for 33 social housing units in Letterkenny

first_imgPlans to deliver 33 social housing units in Letterkenny have been announced today by Respond.The housing association plans to provide at least 2,500 new social homes across the country over the next 5 years with an investment of €500 million.To date, 92 units have been developed in Donegal by Respond in Dungloe and Raphoe.The average rent people will pay will be €55 a week.Respond CEO Declan Dunne says it’s vital these homes are affordable:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/dunne4pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCity of Derry Airport launches Edinburgh routeNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday October 31st News Highland Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook By News Highland – October 31, 2018 Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Respond announces plans for 33 social housing units in Letterkennylast_img read more

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Road closed following discovery of suspected firearm

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – January 15, 2019 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleNo decision yet on increase to local property taxNext articleParents of pair accused of Australian murder say they are innocent News Highland center_img Twitter Homepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp Road closed following discovery of suspected firearm Police are currently examining what’s believed to be a firearm which was found in a field at Whitehouse Road, Derry. The road is closed and diversions are in place.There are no further details at present. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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Blackstone to buy Interior Logic for $1.6B

first_imgBlackstone COO Jon Gray (Twitter) Blackstone is targeting another recession-resistant business.The private equity behemoth plans to buy the design technology company Interior Logic Group for about $1.6 billion including debt, according to Bloomberg. Blackstone acquired the company from a group that includes private equity firms Littlejohn & Co. and Platinum Equity.The company provides home builders with interior finishes, such as flooring, countertops, cabinets and window coverings. It also offers supply-chain and installation-management services to homebuilders.The company operates in 37 states. In December, Interior Logic applied to trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange.Blackstone plans to expand the company’s geographic footprint and enhance its technology, according to Bloomberg.Blackstone is looking to take advantage of the booming U.S. housing market as Americans flock to buy new homes in light of low mortgage rates and demand for larger dwellings.The giant firm has performed well during the pandemic thanks in part to its pivot away from retail and hospitality. In its most recent quarter, the company reported $3.6 billion in revenue in the final quarter of 2020, up from $2.1 billion during the same period the previous year.[Bloomberg]  — Keith Larsen Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TagsBlackstoneHousingPrivate Equitylast_img read more

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first_imgMore bread baiting came at the hands of The Sunday Times this week (and a copycat story in The Times on Monday), which castigated wholemeal bread for nearly doubling levels of sugar over the past 30 years.The nub of the report was that the sugar content in a typical loaf of wholemeal bread rose from 2.1g per 100g in 1978 to 3.7g per 100g in a Hovis wholemeal loaf today. It compared 1978 data, gleaned from McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods, with a loaf plucked from the shelf – in this case, Hovis, which uses a small amount of brown sugar.So why is there more sugar in our bread, it asked. Is it added to make loaves more palatable, perhaps compen- sating for cuts in salt urged by the FSA? Perhaps, but what the report failed to note was that sugar is not a common added ingredient in all wholemeal loaves.One plant baker told me that his supermarket loaf contains no added sugar. Despite this, a quick look at the nutrition label showed carbohydrate sugar content similar to the Hovis loaf. So are there labelling inconsistencies? As one scientific expert noted, nothing underhand is going on and “nobody is concealing the addition of sugar in bread”.A sticking point is that ’sugar’ has not been defined in this debate. A whole host of reasons could be behind increasing levels of sugars – from the addition of malt to wheat variety changes having a difference on carbohydrate levels, to the increased use of enzymes, which generate more maltose in the fermentation process, even in no-time doughs. Nutritional analytical techniques have also improved significantly over the past 30 years.Even so, with 100g of wholemeal bread – typically two-and-a-half slices – weighing in at less than a teaspoon of brown sugar, this doesn’t quite compete with a can of Coke (10 teaspoons of refined sugar) for a sugar rush strong enough to get the kids climbing the curtains.Also in the news this week, congratulations are due to the NA’s new chairman, Shirley Ryder, and president, Mike Holling, and to Simon Solway, who has taken over as president of the newly named Alliance for Bakery Students & Trainees (see pgs 6 and 9).last_img read more

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December saw strong growth for retail

first_imgThe retail industry witnessed strong growth last month, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Sales volumes were up 5.3% year-on-year in December 2013, with the year as a whole seeing a rise of 1.6% compared to 2012.Spend increased by 6.1% in December 2013, compared to a year earlier, and was up 2.6% on the previous month.In December 2013, 42 pence in every pound was spent in food stores, with spend up 2.2% year-on-year. However the ONS said that contractions in the quantity bought in food stores, as well as on fuel, continued to offset growth in the quantity bought in non-food stores and non-store retailing.The smaller stores experienced higher growth year-on-year, with the amount spent growing by 8.1%, compared to 2.6% in larger stores.last_img

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Bob Weir Joins The Preservation Hall Jazz Band For “Iko Iko” In NYC

first_imgThe 60th annual Grammy Awards ceremony is going down tonight, returning to New York City for the first time in 15 years. In celebration of all the music industry heroes in town, there have been special events scattering the city to lead up to the grand finalé at Madison Square Garden. On Saturday night, Danny Clinch and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band teamed up for a night of music and photography at the McKittrick Hotel in benefit of The Preservation Hall Foundation and MusiCares. The PHJB wasted no time flexing their guests for the evening, welcoming Zac Brown and Brandi Carlile during the exciting set. At around 11:30pm, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir stepped up for another surprise performance of “Iko Iko”, contributing vocals and his signature rhythm guitar to the classic New Orleans song.You can watch Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s full performance of “Iko Iko”, featuring Bob Weir, below:[via Dan Moran][photo by Jon Hammer]last_img read more

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Star Wars’ John Boyega & More Join Old Vic Season

first_imgJohn Boyega(Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images) Here’s one way to celebrate May the Fourth! John Boyega will take the stage as part of the Old Vic’s 2016-2017 season. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens favorite will headline a new adaptation of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck, adapted by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child co-scribe Jack Thorne. As previously announced, also on board for the London venue is a production of King Lear starring Glenda Jackson.The season kicks off on September 29 with the world premiere of No’s Knife by the late Samuel Beckett. Lisa Dwan will star in the one-woman presentation. Opening night is set for October 3. This will be followed by King Lear, directed by Deborah Warner. The production will star Oscar winner Jackson and Harry Melling, along with Jane Horrocks and Rhys Ifans and Simon Manyonda. Shakespeare’s tragedy will begin previews on October 25 and open on November 4.As initially reported during the announcement of artistic director Matthew Warchus’ inaugural season, the new season will also include Yasmina Reza’s Art, translated by Christopher Hampton. Warchus directs the revival, which starts on December 10 and opens on January 3, 2017. The Boyega-led Woyzeck, directed by Joe Murphy, will begin previews on February 25; opening night is set for March 7.Also on tap for 2017 and future seasons are a 50th anniversary production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which premiered at the Old Vic in 1967, the return of Dr. Seuss’’s The Lorax, a Stephen Beresford adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander and a new version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore by Nigel Hess and Christopher Luscombe.The Old Vic’s current season concludes this summer with the premiere of the Broadway-bound Groundhog Day, penned by Tim Minchin and Danny Rubin. The production, starring Andy Karl and Carlyss Peer, will begin on July 11. View Commentslast_img read more

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GGIA Awards

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent Keith Mickler recently received the Communicator of the Year Award from the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA).The award honors the individual who has best served Georgia’s green industry, which includes horticulture, landscaping and lawn maintenance, through the media and other forms of promotion.Mickler, the UGA Extension coordinator in Floyd County, was selected based on his service to Georgia’s green industry in his district and beyond its boundaries.“Keith embodies the spirit of this award. He lends his talents at industry functions across the state and goes above and beyond the call of duty as an agent,” said GGIA Executive Director Chris Butts. “To growers and gardeners from all corners of Georgia, Keith is well-known for his contributions and his commitment to communicating good news about the green industry.”  Mickler’s Extension career began in 1994 with the University of Florida Extension in Panama City. In late 1998, he joined UGA Extension and was based in Cairo, Georgia. Now in Floyd County, Mickler leads programs on best management practices, integrated pest management and pesticide safety.last_img read more

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FDA approves SUNY Upstate Medical University saliva swab tests

first_imgDave Hubeny, executive director of the Office of Emergency Management, said saliva tests are one of the best tools available when monitoring coronavirus on a college campus. VESTAL (WBNG) — The FDA has approved the COVID-19 saliva swab test developed by SUNY Upstate Medical University and Quadrant Biosciences. Some scientists say the swab tests are faster and easier to use than other testing methods. Binghamton University did not have a hand in the creation of these tests but has used them. Students and staff can administer the test themselves and provide the samples to the university. The tests were used across all SUNY campuses, and now labs have the go-ahead to use them too. “Just the fact that it’s FDA approved is just another reassurance, not just to the university, but to members of the community, that our tests are safe and reliable,” Hubeny said.last_img read more

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