Council says diaspora website is a huge success

first_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Donegal County Council says the response to the Donegal Diaspora website launched last week has been very positive, with hits from as far away as Vietnam and Nepal.The council’s Director of Community Services says there have been severasl thousand hits on the website, while a large number of comments on the linked Facebook page show the extent to which a resource like this was needed.Michael Heaney says the website recorded over three and a half thousand visits within a short period of its launch last week and the associated Facebook page has a total of over 500 likes, reaching 135,000 people worldwide.The US and the UK record the highest number of visitors, nearly two thousand between them. But the website has also been accessed from Russia, Vietnam, Jamaica, and Nepal, to name nut a few.He says all of these countries and many, many more have someone living there who is interested in, or has a connection to Donegal. Now they can access a site that lets them know what is happening in the county, be it creative or business orientated; whether they are from Inishowen or Killybegs. Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Facebook Council says diaspora website is a huge success WhatsApp News Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Previous articleAthletics – National Indoor Titles For English & McLooneNext articleSwan Park should be in public ownership – Crossan News Highland By News Highland – February 19, 2013 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+last_img read more

Roberts frees Bourne End of market reins

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Busy day of local soccer

first_imgPhoto: Pixabay In local soccer Borroway take on BT Harps, Nenagh Celtic face Thurles Town andCloughjordan play Ballymackey.All those games get underway at 11.30.Then, in the afternoon, there are some TSDL teams in action. In the Munster league Champions Cup semi final St Michaels face Shannon Town in the League Grounds Ennis at 2pm.And in the FAI junior Cup 3rd round Galbally play Suirside at 11.30Finally In the premier league: Tipp Town face Clonmel town, Clonmel Celtic play Old Bridge, Peake Villa go up against Bansha and Glengoole Utd face Two Mile Borris.last_img

NBA trade rumors: There’s ‘growing belief’ Bradley Beal will not finish career with Wizards

first_img NBA trade news: Bulls acquire Tomas Satoransky from Wizards NBA trade rumors: Wizards not trading Bradley Beal, he says The Wizards have said they’re not planning to trade Bradley Beal. But, that may not necessarily be the case.Washington can offer the 26-year-old guard a three-year contract extension later this month and, if he does not accept the new deal, the team could consider moving him, according to a report from the Washington Post . NBA trade rumors: Heat have inquired about deal for Wizards’ Bradley Beal The Heat have reportedly inquired about a potential trade for Beal and they might consider taking back John Wall, as well. Wall ruptured his Achilles in February and it’s unclear if he’ll return in 2019-20.The Wizards finished last season with a 32-50 record and they’re not expected to be in playoff contention in 2019-20, either. The two-time All-Star, who has spent his entire career in Washington, has two seasons remaining on the five-year, $128 million contract he signed in July 2016.Beal has “attracted great interest from other teams,” according to the report.“I’d be naive to say I wouldn’t be (interested in extension talks),” Beal told The Washington Post last month. “Washington is where I’ve been the last seven years, going on eight. It would be great to play in one place forever. But at the same time, you want to win and make sure you’re in a position to do so. I’m definitely going to evaluate who we hire as the GM and who we pick up on the team. All that plays a factor.” The report adds:”The team has indicated it plans to give Beal the offer, and both the player’s camp and the franchise have remained in contact throughout the summer. Around the league, however, the extension is not viewed as a done deal, and there is a growing belief that Beal will not remain in Washington for his entire career.”Beal, 26, averaged 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 82 games for the Wizards last season. He shot 47.5% from the field and 35.1% from 3-point range. Related Newslast_img read more

Some corn and soybean crops showing stress from the heat

first_imgCLARION — The extreme heat of July is starting to stress some of Iowa’s corn and soybean crops, as conditions vary across the state. Iowa State University Extension field agronomist Angie Rieck-Hinz says much of the corn crop in western Iowa is having a difficult time.  “Even the rain we get now is probably not going to help that a whole lot, just because it’s been so dry there for so long,” Rieck-Hinz says. “The rest of Iowa, like northeast Iowa, is fairly wet. I don’t anticipate seeing any yield loss potential on that, simply from the standpoint that they’ve had adequate rain.” The condition of Iowa’s soybean fields is wide ranging as well.  “South-central Iowa, west-central Iowa, southwestern Iowa, those beans look stressed,” she says. “You get anywhere else in north-central Iowa and going into northeast Iowa, the beans look really good. Almost to R-3 in almost all of the bean fields, which means we’re at beginning pods.” This past weekend brought Iowa some of the most oppressive heat of the year, with heat indices statewide in triple digits, so soybeans are becoming more and more stressed.  “We’re really pushing that crop this year with this heat,” Rieck-Hinz says. “I think the big challenge we’re going to look at going forward in time with beans is, we’ll see whether we get a pest outbreak or not.” Rieck-Hinz is based at the Wright County Extension Office in Clarion.last_img read more