Families on the housing waiting list will be setting up their new homes in Gleann na Greine as the let is agreed on the Stranorlar local authority scheme.Twenty-one houses were built in the turnkey development at Gleann na Greine at Mullindrait – eighteen 3-bedroom houses and three 4-bedroom houses.The scheme was purchased under a €2.7 million investment from the government. The housing estate was built by a private developer and bought by the council. Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal District Cllr Patrick McGowan has welcomed the new houses which were let to tenants today (Monday).He said: “Gleann na Greine is the first housing development in the Stranorlar Municipal District for a very long time and will help with rehousing those with the most need and longest in the waiting list.“I commend the Council housing staff for acquiring this turnkey development and appeal to Government to cut out a lot of the red tape and give the Council the funding and authority to build or buy more small schemes like this one.“I wish all the new tenants good health and happiness in their new homes,” said Cllr McGowan. Families move into 21 new homes in Stranorlar council scheme was last modified: November 12th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:cllr patrick McGowanGleann na GreineMullindraitStranorlar
The Park Avenue Business Centre will be closed for the week and employees are being relocated due to a major roof leak that occurred over the weekend.A media release from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent on Tuesday states approximately 30 employees are affected by the closure as the offices will remain closed while an assessment of the damage takes place.The has resulted in the relocation of a number of municipal services.Due to the closure:Recreation services can be accessed online, by phone or at local service centres. Recreation facilities will be operating remotely. Cemeteries staff will relocate to the Public Works building. Community attraction and promotion staff will be providing coverage from the Civic Centre. Visitor information brochure racks are available at all municipal centres and CK Public Library locations. Telephone and online services offered by the departments is unaffected. Evelyn Bish, director of community attraction and leisure services, said the public can still access services they need online or by calling the main 519-360-1998 telephone number.She said the cemetery staff are being relocated to the public works building, “because I find that people who want cemetery services tend to like coming in-person. They like to go and talk to somebody.”Bish said the roof is presently being redone and it was during this process the leak was discovered on Saturday.“They’re still trying to determine the exact cause, but they’re hoping to get it fixed this week, pending the weather,” she said. “Hopefully staff can be back in by next week.”She said the majority damage was caused by water getting on the carpet and ceiling tiles.
Share This!We’re counting down the days until the official opening of Walt Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge with a look at some of the sights that you’ll see in this new land. Shopping is a major part of this new land, and the best place to visit is the Market, which has several merchants. Next up, we’re showing you some of the merchandise you can find at the Creature Stall.Like the Toydarian Toymaker, there’s a lot to love about the merchandise in this stall, but it’s also fun because there are creatures in the stall to look at. The sleeping Loth-cat is fun, but make sure to look around on the shelves for other critters, too. Oh, and there’s a variety of creature-based toys as well. Yes, you have the giant porg puppets, but you’ll also find a variety of creatures that you may never have heard of before. (And missing some that you may have heard of before–where’s the womp rats like I had in Beggar’s Canyon back home?)Here’s what you can expect in this shop. What are your thoughts about the Creature Stall? Did you spy anything that you’d like to buy on your trip to Batuu? Let us know in the comments. And here’s some of the creatures not for sale that you can see.
28 July 2011 Sustaining a successful business through diversification and creativity was the focus of the recent Brand South Africa stakeholder summit in Polokwane, Limpopo province. Initiated by the International Marketing Council (IMC) of South Africa and taking place in each of the nine provinces, the summits aim to increase provincial participation in the nation-branding effort and encourage active citizenship – which, in turn, will help position the country as a top investment and tourism destination. Each summit presents South Africans who, through their work and community initiatives, are already active ambassadors for the country. These individuals epitomise the unique characteristics, or pillars, of the South African brand – ubuntu, diversity, sustainability, possibility and innovation. Speaking at the recent summit, IMC CEO Miller Matola said that the branding of South Africa was not a matter of choice but a necessity in every province, requiring the joint efforts of local government, citizens, business, political parties, charities, the media, academia and sporting organisations. Endorsing Limpopo’s role in making South Africa a force to be reckoned with throughout the world, province Premier Cassel Mathale added: “It is the combined behaviour of a country’s people and its attributes that make up a brand or identity. A positive identity – or favourable reputation – promotes global competitiveness.” Mathale noted how the highly successful 2010 Fifa World Cup had, and still is, transforming South Africa’s image, locally and abroad. “The IMC is using that legacy of the World Cup to build a globally competitive brand. They are looking forwards, not backwards,” the premier said.Claiming his space At the forefront of helping breed a successful nation brand is Stanley Mufamadi, MD of Limpopo’s home-grown Vuwa group. Mufamadi said his journey, from working in human resource (HR) management to building a diversified portfolio of thriving business ventures, represents the aspirations of all budding entrepreneurs in the province. “When I came to Limpopo in 1997, there were a lot of opportunities I identified in Polokwane – in HR consulting, in transport and in the tourism and hospitality industry.” “Because it’s always wise to start with an area that you are comfortable with and have expertise in, I made inroads with HR.” Mufamadi set up a company called Vuwa Management Consulting, establishing Vuwa as a brand in itself representing quality, consistency and value. “We chose that name because it’s simple, easy to remember and unique to Limpopo, meaning ‘arise and claim your space’ in Tshivenda.” Second was Vuwa Transport Services, which began with just one bus, ferrying workers from Polokwane to a mine site some distance from the city. “The job was done very well – we went from a single bus to operating 12 buses in seven years with no fatalities or accidents. That happened because we had shown commitment to the promise of the Vuwa brand.” From here, Mufamadi branched into tourism with Vuwa Safari and Tours – which now offers a variety of tour packages, overnight accommodation and conference facilities – and a new chain of lodges. “We’ve invested a lot in promoting this branch on radio and in newspapers and we are competing very well at the moment. We’re proud of the space we’re taking in the tourism industry,” he added. Passion, teamwork and strategic investment in operational facilities are among Mufamadi’s secrets of success. “As an emerging operator, you have to invest in communications – you need to be seen, you need to be available and you need to be contactable. “You also need to learn as much as you can about your industry, benchmark against the best and comply with all statutory requirements, especially the South African Revenue Service.” In the Vuwa consulting business, “expert knowledge, competent staff, on-time delivery and quality” are key, Mufamadi said. “The success factors of Vuwa Safari and Tours include strict compliance with road transport regulations, a professional image, participation in international travel tradeshows and expert training.” Central to building the Vuwa brand has been gaining access to financing from the Department of Trade and Industry and the Industrial Development Corporation, among others. “In many instances entrepreneurs battle to access grants and loans because their affairs are not in order – but we can testify that we have received very good support from these institutions.” Next on the horizon for Mufamadi is property development in Limpopo and exploiting opportunities in the local agro-processing industry. “I want to encourage other entrepreneurs and organisations by telling them that the future looks very, very bright – although there is still a lot of support needed to foster sustainability. “What we need is to see more stock exchange-listed companies that originated in Limpopo – driven by the very people who live here,” he said. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.
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Valverde casts doubt on Barcelona futureby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has cast doubt on his future with the club.Speaking to the club’s official TV channel, the Barcelona boss gave a review of the major events surrounding the Catalan club over the last 12 months.”Who knows?” responded Valverde when asked about next season. “I never think too far ahead, I want everybody to happy with my job.”He added: “If you do not win LaLiga, everyone will look at the coach. “I look to meet our objectives and, as we have so much left (of the season), we will see what happens.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Juan Mata calm over Man Utd contract plansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Juan Mata is calm over his immediate future.The Spain international will be out of contract in the summer, having been at Old Trafford since January 2014.”I’ve been in England for a while, but it’s true that at times you miss home, your family, your friends,” he told AS.”But I don’t know if I’ll return to Spain in the near future. “I’m calm, I’m at the fantastic club that is Manchester United, one of the biggest in the world.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Highlights from the news file for Monday, Sept. 18———TRUDEAU DELIVERS REBUKE TO BOEING: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dropping the gloves in his fight with Boeing, saying his government won’t do business with a company that he’s accusing of attacking Canadian industry and trying to put aerospace employees out of work. The comments are the strongest since the U.S. aerospace giant launched a trade dispute with Montreal-based rival Bombardier earlier this year. And they leave little doubt Trudeau’s Liberal government is serious about walking away from a plan to purchase 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing if the company doesn’t stand down.——-TRUDEAU CALLS ON SUU KYI TO SPEAK OUT ON ROHINGYA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Aung San Suu Kyi must publicly condemn the atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, or else her rhetoric and global reputation as a champion of human rights will mean nothing. “It is with profound surprise, disappointment and dismay that your fellow Canadians have witnessed your continuing silence in the face of the brutal oppression of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim people,” Trudeau wrote Monday in a letter to Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar who is also an honorary Canadian citizen. Myanmar’s military is accused of burning down the homes of Rohingya Muslims, forcing more than 400,000 to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.———CANADA, U.K. USING CETA AS NEW TRADE MODEL: The leaders of Canada and Britain say the two countries are working towards a new bilateral free trade deal to take effect after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May say the template for a deal would be the long-heralded Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, or CETA, that comes largely into effect this week between Canada and the EU. The Canada-EU trade deal eliminates well over 90 per cent of all barriers in trade between Canada and the European Union.———QUEBEC MAN IN AMBER ALERT CASE CHARGED: A 41-year-old man who was the subject of an Amber Alert involving his six-year-old son was charged on Monday in the slaying of the child’s mother. The single charge of second-degree murder was filed at the courthouse in Saint-Jerome, Que. It is unclear, however, when the suspect will appear in court as he is hospitalized in Ontario after an alleged suicide attempt. Police issued an Amber Alert on Thursday after the boy’s mother was found dead inside a home in Saint-Eustache, Que., north of Montreal. The child and his father were stopped by police in eastern Ontario nearly 24 hours later.———EQUIFAX TO UPDATE CANADIANS ON CYBERATTACK: Equifax Canada said Monday it plans to provide an update this week on the impact of its massive data breach, but would not say how many individuals north of the border may have had their personal information compromised. The credit data company told The Canadian Press that it is working with Canada’s privacy watchdog, which announced an investigation into the cyberattack on Friday. The privacy commissioner said Friday that Equifax has committed to contacting Canadians whose data may be at risk, in writing, as soon as possible, and to provide them with free credit monitoring.———REPORT CALLS CANADA’S NEW SECURITIES REGULATOR FLAWED: A forthcoming report says that Canada’s proposed national securities regulator has key flaws that need to be addressed before it’s launched prior to the end of next year. The new paper by the C.D. Howe Institute, available Tuesday, says the Capital Markets Regulatory Authority is a significantly compromised plan that will lack the ability to unilaterally impose its regulatory authority across the country. The think tank says there is no assurance or even likelihood that key provinces Quebec and Alberta will join the new regulator following its launch within about a year.———B.C. TEACHING MATERIAL PULLED OVER ALLEGED RACISM: A package of education materials used in B.C. secondary schools has been removed for review after a First Nations woman learned her 14-year-old daughter had been asked to define the word “squaw,” an offensive term for a First Nations woman. A woman took to social media to express her outrage over the weekend about exercises of “violent colonialism” that her daughter was being asked to complete at Templeton Secondary School in Vancouver. The material centres around the book “Susanna Moodie: Roughing it in the Bush,” which was originally published in 1852.———ISLAMOPHOBIA STUDY BEGINS ON PARLIAMENT HILL: The House of Commons heritage committee began its study Monday of systemic racism and religious discrimination in Canada, part of a controversial motion condemning Islamophobia that passed last spring. The debate around the motion set off showdowns between right and left wing groups on Parliament Hill and beyond, and saw the Liberal MP who sponsored it receive thousands of hate-laced messages and death threats. Liberal MP Hedy Fry, who chairs the committee, said all parties worked together to draw up the witness list and are intent on learning and listening.———CANLIT COMMUNITY CELEBRATES ‘HANDMAID’S TALE’: The Canadian literary community is celebrating the success of the series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which is based on Toronto author Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel. The show won eight trophies at Sunday’s Emmy Awards, including best drama series, and Atwood was onstage with the team to accept the honour. The Halifax store Bookmark II says “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been “phenomenal” for sales in recent months and it expects another spike after the Emmys.———TRIBUTE PLANNED FOR LEONARD COHEN: Sting, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, and Philip Glass are among the luminaries who will pay tribute to the late Leonard Cohen at a memorial concert marking the first anniversary of the singer’s death. The Cohen family said in a statement that Tower of Song: A memorial tribute to Leonard Cohen, will be held at Montreal’s Bell Centre on Nov. 6. Numerous musical acts are already on the bill to honour his legacy, in addition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.———
The 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games begin in less than one month and Jon Stewart confirmed he will return this year to emcee the opening ceremony on June 2, honoring hundreds of athletes, family members and caretakers participating in the Games.Free tickets to the opening ceremony event, featuring a concert by Kelly Clarkson, are now available at DoDWarriorGames.com.Now in its ninth year, the Warrior Games, held this year at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, will be free and open to the public from June 1 – 9.“It’s an honor to emcee the opening ceremony again,” said Stewart. “The Warrior Games is a truly inspirational experience for all involved, and I highly encourage families and communities to come out to support and learn from these incredible warriors. As a parent, you never know where your lessons will land. At the Games, you’ll witness resilience, integrity and maybe even the idea that you don’t have to be defined by the worst day you ever had.”Doors open for the opening ceremony at 5:00 p.m. and Grammy nominated country star Eric Paslay kicks off the all-star evening with an unforgettable performance. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.“I am looking forward to performing for our wounded, ill and injured service members and their families,” Paslay said. “I can’t wait to cheer these heroes on to victory at this year’s Warrior Games in Colorado Springs.”The Warrior Games are a Paralympic-style competition for wounded, ill and injured service members. Athletes from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command, in addition to athletes from the U.K. Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and, for the first time, the Canadian Armed Forces, will compete in the Games. They will go head-to-head in 11 events: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field, wheelchair basketball and, for the first time in Warrior Games history, indoor rowing, powerlifting and time trial cycling.“The Warrior Games are a great opportunity for the American public to experience a once in a lifetime event at no cost,” said Col. Gina Oliver, director of the 2018 Warrior Games. “In one spectacular evening, those attending will honor our warrior athletes and their families in an Olympic-level opening ceremony and enjoy first class entertainment. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at Falcon Stadium on June 2 and having them return throughout the week to witness amazing people doing amazing things.”The 2018 Warrior Games are an opportunity for everyone to witness true grit and determination, while celebrating the accomplishments of wounded, injured or ill service members.Visit DoDWarriorGames.com to learn more about the Warrior Games, the athletes competing this year, volunteer opportunities and the schedule of events.The Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured service members and to expose them to adaptive sports. The 2018 Warrior Games will be held June 1 – 9 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.The Warrior Games are free and open to the public. About 300 wounded, ill and injured service members representing teams from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force and the Canadian Armed Forces will participate in the competition. They will go head-to-head in 11 sports including archery, cycling and time trial cycling, indoor rowing, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, powerlifting, wheelchair basketball, track & field, engaging in friendly competition and experiencing the healing power of sports. For more information on attending, volunteering, covering or supporting the Warrior Games please visit DoDWarriorGames.com and follow the Warrior Games on Facebook.
How will your favorite NFL team do this year? See all of our predictions for the 2016 season » Best rookie QB seasons by yards per attempt, 1970-2015 1989-96 (D. Robinson era).6671998-2010 (P. Manning era).678 1996-97.2442011.125 It wasn’t always so dire. Back in the late 2000s, Peyton Manning was still a Colt, the Tennessee Titans had a 13-win season, and even the Jacksonville Jaguars were pretty good. The AFC South was one of the best divisions in the NFL: SPURSCOLTS 7Marcus Mariota2015TEN7.62 Since 2010, Manning’s final season playing for Indianapolis, the division has taken a nosedive. But the AFC South can still be saved. The NFC West was the worst division in football for five straight seasons, from 2006 through 2010, but in 2013, it was on top and one of the best of all time. Can the AFC South manage the same kind of revival?Houston TexansHouston’s defense — led by the extremely talented and extremely corny J.J. Watt — allowed just 19.6 points per game last season, tied for 7th in the NFL (and just a hair behind the Carolina Panthers at 19.3). Unfortunately, four quarterbacks made starts for Houston’s offense. That’s never a good sign, but it’s especially bad when those four quarterbacks are as dispensable as these guys:Brian Hoyer: Has played for New England, Arizona, Cleveland and Houston.Ryan Mallett: New England, Houston, Baltimore.T.J. Yates: Houston, Atlanta, Houston again.Brandon Weeden: Cleveland, Dallas, Houston.As a unit, these mediocre journeymen averaged just 6.6 yards per attempt, good for 29th in the NFL,2They did throw 28 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions. Good work! while somehow still feeding DeAndre Hopkins enough (192 targets!) to have him finish third in NFL receiving yards. They were good enough for Houston to make the playoffs at 9-7, before being humiliated by the Kansas City Chiefs. The Texans will now put their offense in the hands of Brock Osweiler, a very tall man with seven career starts. He can’t be expected to dominate out of the gate, but some consistency would be nice. If he starts at least 13 games, he’ll be the first Houston QB to do so since 2012.Indianapolis ColtsThe mid-1990s San Antonio Spurs were masters of timing. After a solid stretch under David Robinson, San Antonio had a single terrible season at the perfect moment, capturing the consensus No. 1 draft pick. The Spurs then rode that pick — Tim Duncan — to a new era of even greater success.Through 2014, the Colts looked (to the untrained eye) like they’d pulled off the same trick. Peyton Manning’s absence in 2011 meant the Colts were terrible enough to draft his replacement, Andrew Luck: 1997-2016 (T. Duncan era).7102012-14 (A. Luck era).688 There are a lot of great quarterbacks on that list, but a few flameouts as well. RGIII and Dennis Shaw never matched their rookie seasons, and Rodney Peete became a successful but unexceptional journeyman. The Titans are making a big bet that Mariota is the real deal. If he is, Tennessee could start contending sooner rather than later.VIDEO: How one spurned Rams fan found a new team 1Ben Roethlisberger2004PIT8.88 6Dennis Shaw1970BUF7.81 And then they hit a wall in 2015. The Colts went 8-8, but were lucky to have done so well. Over the course of the season, their -75 point differential was worse than that of the Baltimore Ravens and Jaguars, who both went 5-11. The Colts have been propped up by their division, going 20-4 against the AFC South over the last four seasons and 21-19 against everyone else. The Colts’ roster is weak once you look past the QB, and it’s suddenly not so clear that Luck is the next big thing.This offseason, the Colts added very little. It could still be enough to win the AFC South — we give them a 36 percent chance of doing that — but don’t expect much past that.Jacksonville JaguarsThe Jaguars have not had a lot of success recently. The last time they finished above .500 was in 2007, and the 2013 squad had a real shot at being the worst team in NFL history. At the Jaguars’ low point that season, Vegas set them as 28-point underdogs against the Denver Broncos.But in the past couple of years, the Jaguars, while still definitely bad, have become kind of exciting. In 2013, they listed draftee Denard Robinson’s position as “offensive weapon,” which was stupid, but in a fun way! In 2014, they had their biggest comeback ever, and in 2015, two Jaguars reached 1,000 yards receiving (after none did in the previous nine seasons). Jacksonville’s defense is still a disaster (31st in points allowed in 2015), but this has become a non-depressing team that lost close, watchable games.Add to all that one of the best draft classes in both 2015 and 2016, and the confidence of Jaguars fans may soon be rewarded: Tennessee TitansThe Tennessee Titans had a big offseason, bolstering their offensive line by drafting tackle Jack Conklin (No. 8 overall) and signing center Ben Jones. They also added weapons in running back DeMarco Murray and wide receiver Rishard Matthews. They appear to be sort of going for it.All these moves hinge on Marcus Mariota. The rookie QB had one hell of a first game in 2015 and a solid season overall. His 7.6 yards per attempt is the seventh-best mark for a rookie QB since 1970. RANKPLAYERSEASONTEAMYARDS PER ATTEMPT Source: Pro-football-reference.com, Basketball-reference.com 3Matt Ryan2008ATL7.93 10Jim Kelly1986BUF7.49 5Cam Newton2011CAR7.84 Minimum eight startsSource: pro-football-reference.com 8Rodney Peete1989DET7.58 SEASONSWIN %SEASONSWIN % 4Russell Wilson2012SEA7.93 It once looked like the Colts were pulling a Spurs 9Jameis Winston2015TB7.56 2Robert Griffin2012WAS8.14 To go with our 2016 NFL predictions, FiveThirtyEight is previewing each division.The AFC South has been the punching bag of our NFL preseason previews. In 2015, we called it “perhaps the most imbalanced division in football,” and in 2014, we wrote that the division “can’t be any worse than it was last year.” (We were correct: The division won 25 games total, up from 24 the year before.)Going into 2016, the AFC South is still awful — awful enough that our Elo-based projections put the division’s best team — the Houston Texans — at just 8.3 wins for the season.1If you haven’t encountered them on our site before, Elo ratings are a measure of overall team strength that update after each game. At least those strength of schedule ranks look good — these bad teams get to play each other twice.