Moville City of Culture meeting deferred as locals urged to start planning now

By on May 27, 2021

first_img Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 8, 2010 Newsx Adverts Twitter Google+ Pinterest A meeting which was to have taken place this afternoon in Moville to discuss how the area can benefit from Derry’s designation as UK City of Culture 2013 has been postponed until the new year, but the organisers say this gives an opportunity to prepare more ideas.The meeting organisers Moville Inishowen Action say Moville and East Inishowen are in a very good position to benefit from what’s happening in Derry, but the extent to which that happens will depend on the effort put in now by the community.Spokesperson Katrina Doherty says the Clipper Yacht Race in 2012 and the City of Culture events have huge potential, and now is the time to start preparing………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/katdy1pm.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Twitter LUH still not ready to restore IT systems center_img Facebook Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Previous articleBack of Errigal Road to stay closed until tomorrowNext articleLocal reaction to Budget 2011 News Highland Moville City of Culture meeting deferred as locals urged to start planning now Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Facebook Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restoredlast_img read more

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Einstein, Starring Richard Kent Green as the Title Genius, Begins Off-Broadway

By on January 18, 2021

first_imgThe world premiere production of Jay Prasad’s Einstein begins peformances at off-Broadway’s Theatre at St. Clement’s on August 2. Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand and starring Richard Kent Green in the title role, Einstein officially opens on August 11 and runs through August 25. Einstein, follows the turbulent life of the renowned physicist as he moves from a dropout with no foreseeable prospects to the most renowned scientist of his time. Einstein was an enigmatic and controversial figure throughout his life. Who was the real Einstein? The man who cruelly mistreated his first wife, or the one who worked day and night to bring over refugees from Hitler’s Germany? The pioneer who explored new frontiers in science, or the road blocker who passionately opposed quantum mechanics and the Big Bang Theory? In addition to Green, the play features Steven Bidwell, Steve Carter, Jill Catherine Durso, Brad Fryman, Grant Kretchik, Frank Palmer, Jay William Thomas, Sophie Vanier and Sheilagh Weymouth. Einstein Einstein includes set design by Alex Beja, costume design by Samantha Newby, lighting design by Daniel Winters and projection design by Darwin Gilmore.center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 25, 2013 Related Showslast_img read more

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Governor says Enterprise Fund investments more than pay for themselves

By on December 31, 2020

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) has released its statutorily-required report on the impact of the Vermont Enterprise Fund, showing that in addition to creating hundreds of direct and indirect jobs, the $1.7 million in investments will more than pay for themselves by returning $3.5 million in state revenues over the next five years. According to the report, the allocation of funding from the Enterprise Fund for three projects will help retain Vermont’s largest private sector employer and one of Central Vermont’s largest employer’s, as well as recruit a new employer to the Northeast Kingdom.  The VEF investment will leverage private sector investments in Vermont totaling over $92 million including new payroll and capital expenditures over the next five years. The projects will also create 248 direct full-time jobs. This investment and job creation will result in about 326 indirect and induced jobs, for a total job creation impact of 574 jobs. The net increase in state revenues over five years would exceed $3.5 million, according to the report.“I firmly believe that the Vermont Enterprise Fund is an economic development resource that we must continue to make available to new and expanding companies,” Governor Peter Shumlin said.  “This fund is exactly the type of Vermont-scale business growth tool that we need in our great state.”RELATED STORIES:Quebec manufacturer to expand in St Johnsbury, gets nearly $900,000 in state financingEmergency Board approves using $1 million from Enterprise Fund to support GlobalFoundriesShumlin wants to use $700,000 from Enterprise Fund to create over 120 jobsOn January 8, 2016, the Emergency Board approved, based on the recommendation of Governor Shumlin, to allocate $1 million from the Vermont Enterprise Fund to support the continued growth of GlobalFoundries, which employs about 3,000 in Vermont. GlobalFoundries will be investing $72 million dollars in capital expenditures as well as converting 100 temporary jobs to full time permanent jobs at higher wages and with better benefits. This commitment further solidifies GlobalFoundries’ presence in Vermont, Shumlin said. The Enterprise Funds will be used to make investments in efficiencies at the Essex facility.Also on January 8, 2016, the Emergency Board approved  $200,000 for Composites BHS(link is external), a Sherbrooke-based manufacturer, which has selected St Johnsbury for its expansion into the United States. The company will locate in the St Johnsbury-Lyndonville Industrial Park in an existing building. Brenan Reihle, CEO of GW Plastics. VBM file photo.Last October, GW Plastics in Bethel/Royalton received $500,000 from the fund. GW will add up to 73 new jobs and BHS Composites will create approximately 75 over 5 years. Both of these companies, the governor said, considered other states for their expansions. GW currently employs over 300 full-time workers and is the largest manufacturing employer in the region. Due to ongoing growth, the company has no available manufacturing space in its Vermont locations. The expansion need is being driven by a recently awarded contract with a new customer. The governor said GW had several options for growth, including current facilities in Texas, Arizona, Mexico, China, and had looked at a site in New Hampshire.Commerce Secretary Patricia Moulton said, “As an economic development professional, having the VEF available to help close deals is incredibly valuable. We will never compete with other states’ deal closing funds, but our strong suite of incentives, including the Enterprise Fund, VEGI and the Vermont Training Program, is proving to be very valuable.”The Vermont Enterprise Fund was established in 2014 to allow the state to act quickly to attract or retain jobs around the state. According to the governor, the fund now has a balance of $400,000.last_img read more

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10 months agoNew Santos coach Sampaoli urges Rodrygo to delay Real Madrid move

By on October 28, 2019

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say New Santos coach Sampaoli urges Rodrygo to delay Real Madrid moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Santos coach Jorge Sampaoli has urged Rodrygo Goes to delay his move to Real Madrid.Rodrygo is due to join Real next summer when he turns 18.But Sampaoli said: “I think that Rodrygo, for the good of his career, should consolidate a couple more years here, it would be better for him – and for me too – but that is not something I can decide.”Some boys go very quickly to Europe and they can’t find the quality they need day to day. “It would be good if they arrived (more ready).” last_img read more

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a month agoFosun International keen to sell stake in Wolves

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first_imgFosun International keen to sell stake in Wolvesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFosun International are seeking fresh investment in WolvesBirminghamLive reports the Chinese conglomerate took control of Wolves three years ago after buying out Steve Morgan and the club’s ascent towards the upper echelons of English football under their ownership has been rapid.Since appointing Nuno Espirito Santo as head coach in 2017 Fosun have bankrolled transfer deals totalling in excess of £180million, including the £32.6million club-record acquisition of Mexican forward Raul Jimenez from Benfica.Owner Guo Guangchang is believed to be willing to give up a stake in the club whilst retaining overall control.It’s being reported elsewhere that Fosun value Wolves at £350million and are open to negotiating the sale of a 20 percent stake with potential investors. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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NWC Undertakes Emergency Pipeline Works

By on October 24, 2019

first_img This is due to emergency pipeline works being carried out by the National Water Commission (NWC). The works being carried out form part of the NWC’s ongoing Non-Revenue Water Reduction Programme, and involve the installation of valves and meters in sections of downtown Kingston. Story Highlights Several sections of the Corporate Area will experience a disruption in water supply today and tomorrow (Saturday, August 11), from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Several sections of the Corporate Area will experience a disruption in water supply today and tomorrow (Saturday, August 11), from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.This is due to emergency pipeline works being carried out by the National Water Commission (NWC).The works being carried out form part of the NWC’s ongoing Non-Revenue Water Reduction Programme, and involve the installation of valves and meters in sections of downtown Kingston.Corporate Public Relations Manager at the NWC, Charles Buchanan, told JIS News that the project is being carried out with co-management partners, Miya International.“We are installing some 2,200 new valves on the network, so you will see us at virtually every intersection all across the Corporate Area. This will enable the system to be used more efficiently and to enable us to serve our customers better,” he said.Mr. Buchanan said that currently, 80 of the NWC water supply systems across the country in different parishes have been severely impacted by the dry, hot conditions.“In some extreme cases, we have seen an entire source drying up, as is the case of Higgin Town in St. Ann where that source has dried up entirely,” he said.He noted that in other parishes, there have been major decreases in water supplies by as much as between 75 and 80 per cent.Among the parishes most severely impacted by drought conditions are systems in Portland, St. Mary, St. Ann, St. Thomas, Clarendon and Kingston and St. Andrew.last_img read more

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Market Conditions Put Pressure on Japans Big Three

By on October 23, 2019

first_imgzoom The challenging market conditions in the container shipping industry continued to add pressure to Japan’s three major shipping companies, leading to more losses in the first nine months of fiscal year 2016 ended December 31.Of the three major shipping lines, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) reported the largest net loss for the nine-month period which amounted to JPY 226 billion (USD 1.98 billion), compared to a net profit of JPY 22.8 billion seen in the same period a year earlier. The result was largely due to an extraordinary loss of some JPY 200 billion comprised of an impairment loss and provision for losses related to contracts associated with container ships and dry bulkers.The shipping firm’s operating loss for the period stood at JPY 15.5 billion, compared to an operating income of JPY 47.1 billion seen in the nine-month period of 2015, while its revenue dropped by 19.9 percent to JPY 1.4 trillion from JPY 1.76 trillion in the respective periods.In the global shipping industry, spot freight rates rebounded in the container shipping market, however, the gap between supply and demand continued to widen as the steady production of new ultra-large container ships contributed to an oversupply of tonnage, NYK Line said, adding that, consequently, the market “is not projected to fully recover in the near future.”In the dry bulk shipping market, which has been undergoing an unprecedented slump, market conditions appeared to pick up from the beginning of autumn, largely due to increased volume of Chinese imports of coal and iron ore. Nevertheless, a full-fledged market recovery is expected to take time, according to NYK Line.Although it revised its full-year forecast, which now includes revenues of JPY 1.9 trillion and an operating loss of JPY 17.5 billion, NYK Line confirmed that it still expects to end the fiscal year with a net loss of JPY 245 billion.The company’s compatriot shipping line, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) concluded the nine-month period with a net loss of JPY 54.5 billion (USD 478.5 million), compared to a net income of JPY 9.2 billion seen in the same period a year earlier.  The loss was mainly attributed by low freight rate based on the vessel supply-demand gap in the containership business, despite signs of a revenue pickup, such as improvement in the short-term freight market, particularly on East-West services.K Line’s operating loss for the first nine months reached JPY 34.6 billion, against an operating income of JPY 15.19 billion reported in the previous year, while its revenue decreased to JPY 760.9 billion from JPY 977.7 billion in the respective periods.The company’s revised outlook for the fiscal year 2016 shows that K Line expects its net loss to remain at JPY 94 billion, while its operating loss forecast was lowered to JPY 43 billion and revenues are forecast to reach JPY 1 trillion.Image Courtesy: Hamburg HafenThe final of Japan’s three major shipping lines Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) continued its earnings streak despite an operating loss of JPY 2 billion. Namely, the company ended the nine-month period with a net profit of JPY 19 billion (USD 166.8 million), up from JPY 13.2 billion reported in the same period a year earlier.MOL’s revenue however dropped to JPY 1.08 trillion from JPY 1.3 trillion seen in the first nine months of the previous fiscal year.Although some improvements in the supply and demand environment on Asia-North America, Asia-Europe and Asia-South America routes facilitated a recovery in the spot freight rates, “the market continued to be difficult overall due to significant falls in the one-year contract freight rates at the beginning of the fiscal year,” MOL said.The shipping firm revised its outlook for fiscal year 2016, completely slashing its earlier net profit forecast of JPY 7 billion. Although the revenue is expected to experience a slight rise and the operating loss would be cut to JPY 8 billion, the company expects to break even.*JPY 1 = 0.0088 USDWorld Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Trial set for man accused of swimming naked in Toronto shark tank

By on October 17, 2019

first_imgTORONTO — A man accused of swimming naked in a shark tank at a Toronto aquarium is set to stand trial in September.Crown and defence lawyers agreed Friday to trial dates of Sept. 19 and 20 for David Weaver.Toronto police allege Weaver assaulted a man outside Medieval Times in October 2018.They allege Weaver then went to the city’s Ripley’s Aquarium two hours later, stripped off his clothes, hopped a barrier and jumped into the shark tank.Social media videos show a naked man swimming in the water as sharks pass underneath while a security guard tries to coerce him out of the tank.Weaver faces one count of assault causing bodily harm, mischief under $5,000 and mischief interfering with property.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Trump takes more swipes at Canada after arrival in Singapore

By on October 13, 2019

first_imgWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settled in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore, contending that “Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal.”Trump roiled the weekend Group of Seven meeting of industrialized nations in Canada by agreeing to a group statement on trade only to withdraw from it while flying to Asia. He complained that he had been blindsided by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s criticism of his tariff threats at a summit-ending news conference. In tweets, Trump insulted Trudeau as “dishonest” and “weak.”The attack on a longtime ally and its leader drew sharp criticism. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who also attended the summit, told German public television that she found Trump’s tweet disavowing the G-7 statement “sobering” and “a little depressing.” She also said the European Union would “act” against the U.S. trade measures.Unbowed, Trump tweeted anew Monday morning from Singapore, repeating his criticism of U.S. trade policies with Canada — he also took aim at Germany — in a multitweet rant that went beyond 200 words all told. At one point he wrote, “Justin acts hurt when called out!”“Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades, while our Farmers, Workers & Taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay?” he tweeted.Yet his top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, downplayed the severity of the rift. Addressing reporters in Singapore ahead of Trump’s summit Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pompeo said he was “unconcerned” that Trump’s treatment of Canada — a close ally — boded poorly for his ability to forge peace with a longtime U.S. adversary.“There are always irritants in relationships,” Pompeo said, adding that without partners like Canada, “we wouldn’t be in this place, we wouldn’t have this diplomatic opportunity” with the North.Still, other Trump advisers had taken up the attack in appearances on Sunday’s news shows, levelling more withering and unprecedented criticism against Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Trump’s time.“There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door,” Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro said on “Fox News Sunday.”Navarro said Trump “did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit. He had other things, bigger things, on his plate in Singapore. … He did him a favour, and he was even willing to sign that socialist communique. And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace? Trudeau stuck our president in the back. That will not stand.”Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, suggested Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before the summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, saying the president won’t “let a Canadian prime minister push him around. … Kim must not see American weakness.” Trudeau pulled a “sophomoric political stunt for domestic consumption” that amounted to “a betrayal,” said Kudlow, who appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and CBS’ “Face the Nation.”In response to the initial tweets critical of her country and prime minister, Canada’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said her nation “does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks.”Trudeau, who had said at the news conference that Canada would retaliate for new U.S. tariffs, didn’t respond to questions about Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel Sunday for meetings with other world leaders. Freeland later told reporters that “we don’t think that’s a useful or productive way to do business.”A Trudeau spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said Saturday night that Trudeau “said nothing he hasn’t said before — both in public and in private conversations” with Trump.And Roland Paris, a former foreign policy adviser to Trudeau, jabbed at Trump on Twitter: “Big tough guy once he’s back on his airplane. Can’t do it in person. … He’s a pathetic little man-child.”Trudeau said he had reiterated to Trump, who left the G-7 meeting before it ended, that tariffs would harm industries and workers on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border. Trudeau told reporters that imposing retaliatory measures “is not something I relish doing” but that he wouldn’t hesitate to do so because “I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests.”The Americans’ criticism of Trudeau left a former Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, stumped. “I don’t understand the obsession with trade relations with Canada,” he said on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” given that Canada is the biggest single buyer of American goods and services in the world. From promoting democracy and to fighting terrorism, “we’re on the same page. We’re the closest partners in the world, and you don’t want to see a dispute over one particular issue poison everything.”___Lucey reported from Singapore and Gillies from Quebec City. Associated Press writer Josh Lederman in Singapore contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Comment on CEO lands Mukul under EC scanner

By on October 12, 2019

first_imgKolkata: BJP leader Mukul Roy has come under the scanner of the Election Commission, due to his comment that the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has turned ‘deaf and dumb’ and also been ‘managed’ by the local administration. The CEO’s office has expressed strong objection to Roy’s comment. It has already sought the video footages of Roy’s statement, where he had allegedly made some derogatory comments against the commission. It may be mentioned that Roy had slammed the CEO’s office in the state on Monday, saying: “I have never seen such a deaf and dumb CEO’s office. It is the people’s perception that the officials of the CEO’s office have somehow been managed by the local administration.” He also said that there has been a ‘mockery of democracy’ in the state. Some people in the state have interpreted it by saying that Roy tried to demean an autonomous authority like the Election Commission. The CEO’s office on Tuesday also sought a report on various controversial statements of other BJP leaders, including BJP’s candidate from Jadavpur Anupam Hazra and Sayantan Basu, who is contesting the elections from Basirhat. The commission also sought a report from the East Burdwan DM on the statement of controversial BJP leader Soumitra Khan, who on Sunday urged the voters to be equipped with ‘Boti and Khunti’.last_img read more

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