Road funding cuts will mean more costs in the long term – Gallagher

first_img Twitter News Pinterest Facebook Previous articleCarndonagh and Milford RDF closures won’t be reversed – MinisterNext articleO’Cuiv to address FF agriculture meeting as council backs CAP motion News Highland Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Pinterest Twitter Google+ Road funding cuts will mean more costs in the long term – Gallagher A Donegal County Councillor is warning that road funding for the county could be cut by even more than initially anticipated.It’s expected that the council’s road funding will be slashed by 15%, although there are worries that this could rise to 25%.Sinn Fein Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher says this is a short sighted measure, arguing that by cutting roads funding, the Government will make no savings.She says that as a result of the cuts, the roads here will degrade even more, which in the long term will prove more costly………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/mar830.mp3[/podcast]center_img WhatsApp By News Highland – November 28, 2012 Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report last_img read more

Chicago schools, union continue talks over virus safety plan

first_imgCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has extended remote learning for tens of thousands of public school students after city, school and teachers’ union officials were once again unable to reach an agreement over COVID-19 safety protocols. In a statement late Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools expressed disappointment that no deal has been reached between the district and Chicago Teachers Union leadership. District officials said a cooling off period will be extended through the end of the day Thursday to allow for further negotiations. The nation’s third-largest district has pitched a gradual return for pre-K to 8th grade students with no definite plans yet for high school students. But the Chicago Teachers Union says the district’s safety plan doesn’t go far enough to protect teachers.last_img read more

Trail Mix: The Willow Tree Turns One

first_imgTeri Dosher and her daughter, Zoe, at The Willow Tree Coffee House & Music Room.I have been involved with booking festivals and concerts for much of the last decade. One thing I have learned is that the music business can be amazingly fickle and money can be made – and lost – very quickly. That latter reality has had me working on a volunteer basis in all of my endeavors – sure, I don’t make any money, but I am able to feed my musical addiction and, at the same time, don’t risk losing money, either.Teri Dosher, proprietor of The Willow Tree in Johnson City, Tenn., shares my passion for live music. But, I admit, she is much braver than I. Teri was willing to mate her money with her vision and open a music room of her very own.Last week, The Willow Tree wrapped up a month long celebration of its first year in business. Teri and her crew brought some great bands to town for the festivities, including Sam Quinn & Taiwan Twin, Yarn, Possum Jenkins, Big Daddy Love, and Sam Lewis, who was featured in this blog last month.Other great bands that played The Willow Tree in its first year were Dangermuffin, Sol Driven Train, Ian Thomas & The Band of Drifters, Valley Young, The Howling Brothers, Woody Pines, Zach Deputy, among many others.Considering the plethora of talent that has already graced The Willow Tree’s stage, it is not a stretch to say that the room will soon be a serious player in the regional music scene. Fans – and bands – take notice when word begins to spread about a killer place to see live music. It’s my guess that Teri and The Willow Tree will not be lacking in crowds for some time.I recently caught up with Teri to chat about The Willow Tree turning one.BRO – What led you to open a music venue?TD – My passion for music and the appreciation I have for the people who make it. Music moves my soul every day. I wanted to have a place where those I love to listen to so much could come play and I could introduce them to other music lovers.BRO – Describe what you were feeling the night you opened the doors for the first show.TD – The same thing I have felt this whole past year. It’s very surreal, and I’m not really sure how I got here. But it’s always an overwhelming feeling of gratitude.BRO – Knowing what you know now, do you have one piece of advice you would offer aspiring music venue owners?TD – Not really. Chris Phelps, my friend who runs my other favorite music venue in Lexington, N.C., called High Rock Outfitters, had me read a book called A Rock And A Hard Place. It was written by the guy who opened The Handlebar in Greenville, S.C. It was his perspective on how hard it can be. That helped me see that everyone who is involved in music isn’t in it for the love of music. I think that it’s important to love it and appreciate those who make it. I think that’s been what has made us successful thus far. It also makes it all worth it when you aren’t making any money, which is all the time. My payment comes from the music and from making people happy.BRO – Cast any and all budgetary worries aside and book your dream show. Who would it be?TD – I have a vision board of all those bands I hope will play for us one day. Many have come true already. Sam Quinn played this week and sold out. Yarn and Big Daddy Love was our double header grand opening show and it also sold out. Having Elephant Revival was a huge show for us and a dream come true. Other dream shows are Gregory Alan Isakov, Joe Purdy, and The Black Lillies.For more information on The Willow Tree, including hours, location, and event calendar, surf over to their website. Already, there are some great shows on the horizon. Emi Sunshine will be there this Saturday, while Jalopy Junction and Megan Jean & The KFB hit the stage next weekend. If you feel like checking out a show at The Willow Tree, shoot me an email at [email protected] with THE WILLOW TREE in the subject line. Teri has offered up a couple tickets and a couple drinks – caffeinated or fermented, your call!! – to the show of your choice. A winner of this special offer will be chosen from all emails received by noon on Friday, February 6th.last_img read more

LARGE CROWD EXPECTED AS HILL FARM GROUP TO LAUNCH NEXT WEEK IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgThe Hill Farmers for Action will have its Donegal Launch at the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny next Thursday night (March 5th) at 8pm.This is seen as an important new development in Donegal farm politics and the new lobby group is hoping to attract 20,000 new members across the Western Seaboard.A number of prominent speakers will be in the Mount Errigal and it is hoped that many new members will join the group. There are three key objectives for immediate consideration: they include full land eligibility: d single farm payments for disadvantaged areas. These are core to the future of rural Ireland’s survival insofar as retaining agriculture as the key economic driver on for rural Ireland.The whole issue of commonages will also come up for debate along with the current situation in the Glas scheme. It is pointed out that while Glas is now open, planners are unable to forward the details online to Dublin. LARGE CROWD EXPECTED AS HILL FARM GROUP TO LAUNCH NEXT WEEK IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 26th, 2015 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:donegalhill farmerslaunchlast_img read more

Lee waxes hot for Hotshots

first_imgRead Next MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Magnolia cruised to victory despite missing the services of playmaker Jio Jalalon. Jalalon, a native of Cagayan de Oro, is with Gilas Pilipinas, which plays Japan on Sunday in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers at Mall of Asia Arena. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The heady playmaker was pretty much unguardable throughout the game, especially in early part of the fourth quarter, where he toyed with Meralco’s defense. He hit a triple to make it 73-52, before zig-zagging his way for a nifty drive to make it 77-55, with 9:07 remaining.Lee finished with 21 points and three steals in just less than 20 minutes on the floor as he towed Magnolia (8-3) to the top two where it will be joined by San Miguel Beer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeralco (4-7) will miss the all-Filipino playoffs for the third consecutive season.Ian Sangalang and Marc Pingris combined for 16 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks for the Hotshots, who shot 50 percent from the field while limiting the Bolts to just 35 percent. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 Citycenter_img PBA IMAGESMagnolia locked up the second twice-to-beat advantage and eliminated Meralco from playoff contention after a 94-65 win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Xavier University Gym Saturday in Cagayan de Oro City.Paul Lee sparked a second-quarter breakaway that saw the Hotshots go on a 10-0 run to put the game away for good.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Nietes, Viloria go for world crowns AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgivinglast_img read more

NewsAlertBombardier to lay off 550 workers at its Thunder Bay Ont plant

first_imgBombardier Inc. is laying off 550 workers at its Thunder Bay, Ont. plant, according to a federal government source. More coming.The Canadian Presslast_img

Thunder Bay police turn to the province for help to stop gang

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN NewsThunder Bay police are seeking help from the province to try and slow the drug trafficking and gang violence in the city which includes a homicide last week.It was the city’s third homicide in two weeks and seventh this year.The latest was Geoffrey Corbeil, 35, who was originally from Lac Des Milles Lac First Nation northwest of Thunder Bay but has been in Thunder Bay for some time.Corbeil was known to police as a former Native Syndicate gang member and investigators say the killing was likely drug-related.In the last three weeks, police have made 22 drug arrests.“Now we’re seeing so much Fentanyl and as we all know very addictive, very dangerous and it’s just becoming more and more prevalent,” said Staff Sgt. Shawn Harrison.Earlier this week, police seized Fentanyl from two residences with an estimated street value of approximately $85,000.Many of the arrests involve people from southern Ontario and are known gang members.“They’re males and they’re usually in their early 20’s to mid 20’s,” said Harrison.Harrison said Thunder Bay and the surrounding area is a lucrative market for drug traffickers.He said the city has a lot of people with substance abuse issues – and that is what is attracting the gangs.“What these guys will do is sell or not sell them, provide them some drugs and at that point there’s an owe that’s required, right,” he said.“So to pay off your debt I’ll have to come in your house and almost essentially force their way into it and they’ll sell out of their residence.”Harrison said with gangs comes the violence that is associated with them.And the problem there he said, is that the violence is so bad that it is silencing victims.“They have a tendency to use violence. There’s also an intimidation factor they wield to keep people in line. We do find we do encounter large amounts of fear by people and thus having a hard time getting statements, witness statements, victim statements for that matter.”Harrison said they’ve been able to execute several search warrants in local city residences with the help of other police services in the region who are seeing the same problem.“They can charge more up in Thunder Bay for drugs than they can for in southern Ontario and even more so up in the northern communities. So we see that are they are moving out of the Thunder Bay area and thus the partnerships we made.”The Thunder Bay police requested assistance from the province in September.In a statement to APTN, the police chief said she recently sent a second letter to the province and so far no commitments have been made.A ministry spokesperson said they’ve received one letter but not a [email protected]@willowblasizzolast_img read more