Irish Water’s €12m Donegal investment project to be complete by end of 2019

first_img Previous articleGardai renew appeal for information on Letterkenny assaultsNext articleAngry scenes as man is charged with three year old’s murder in Derry News Highland Pinterest Google+ Twitter Google+ Irish Water has confirmed that works taking place across Donegal as part of the utility’s €12 million investment are expected to be complete by the end of 2019.The works involve the decommissioning and replacement of approximately 40km kilometres of ageing water mains at thirteen priority sections across Donegal including: Ballybofey South Backline, Argery Reservoir; Ballindrait & Lifford Reservoir, Three Trees, Quigleys Point, Cabry, Redcastle, Kerrykeel, Fanad, Sheskinbeg.Works are also scheduled for Derrybeg to Brinlack; Meenaleck to Ranafast; Corker, Rossnowlagh; Abbeylands, Ballyshannon; Ballyshannon Town (Erne Street & St. Benildus Avenue); and Bundoran West End.The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the street/road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customer’s water supply as well as the removal of 116 backyard services in Ballyshannon Town.Its expected, the ongoing works in Carlin, Kerrykeel; Donaghmore, Fanad; and also the pipeline from Meenaleck to Ranafast will be completed by the end of JanuaryIrish Water says the works in Argery, Ballindrait and Lifford commenced in December and should be completed by March 2019.Installation of the 1.4km water main at Sheskinbeg will begin at Stranacorkragh in January 2019 with works set to last approximately 5 weeks.Works to install 5km of water main from Derrybeg to Brinnalack will begin next month and are expected to last approximately 20 weeks.Installation of the 9km water main at Ballybofey South Backline (Cross Roads, Killygordon to Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey) will begin mid-January and progress towards Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey which is expected to last around 26 weeks.Irish Water statement in full:3 January 2019 – Irish Water working in partnership with Donegal County Council is investing €12 million in the replacement and rehabilitation of approximately 40km of old water mains across the county. The works commenced in September 2018 and will be completed by the end of 2019. The contract for the works was awarded to ShareRidge Limited.The works involve the decommissioning and replacement of approximately 40km kilometres of ageing water mains at thirteen priority sections across Donegal including: Ballybofey South Backline, Argery Reservoir; Ballindrait & Lifford Reservoir, Three Trees, Quigleys Point, Cabry, Redcastle, Kerrykeel, Fanad, Sheskinbeg. There are also works scheduled for Derrybeg to Brinlack; Meenaleck to Ranafast; Corker, Rossnowlagh; Abbeylands, Ballyshannon; Ballyshannon Town (Erne Street & St. Benildus Avenue); and Bundoran West End. The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the street/road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customer’s water supply.The project will also involve the removal of 116 backyard services in Ballyshannon Town.Kieran Collins, Irish Water stated “We are happy with the rate of progress and look forward to the works being completed on all 13 sections towards the end of 2019. This will improve the level of service to consumers and making significant progress on leakage reduction within the county”The ongoing works in Carlin, Kerrykeel; Donaghmore, Fanad; and also the pipeline from Meenaleck to Ranafast will be completed by the end of JanuaryThe works in Argery, Ballindrait and Lifford commenced in December and should be completed by March 2019Installation of the 1.4km water main at Sheskinbeg will begin on the L-1263 at Stranacorkragh in January 2019. It is expected that works will last for approximately 5 weeks.Installation of the 5km water main from Derrybeg to Brinnalack will begin on the R-257 at Derrybeg in February 2019. It is expected that works will last for approximately 20 weeks.Installation of the 9km water main at Ballybofey South Backline (Cross Roads, Killygordon to Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey) will begin on the L-3044-6 at The Cross, Killygordon commencing in mid-January 2019 and progress towards Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey. It is expected that works will last for approximately 26 weeks.Traffic management will be in operation at all sites during the works and rresidents and businesses in the affected areas will be notified ahead of the work commencing and provided with contact details should they have any questions. As the works are spread widely across various parts of the county, the priority and schedule of works has been agreed between the contractor and Irish Water, in consultation with the various Donegal County Council area roads offices to align with road works and other works programmes. WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – January 3, 2019 Facebook Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Irish Water’s €12m Donegal investment project to be complete by end of 2019 Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Incoming student dies in traffic accident

first_imgRebecca Draper Townsend, a member of the incoming class of 2019, died Thursday after being struck by a car during a local Fourth of July celebration, according to a University spokesperson.Townsend, a native of Brookfield, Connecticut, and a friend were hit just after the beginning of a fireworks show. There were no crosswalks available in the area of the accident, and police have not determined if they were crossing the road at the time, according to WFSB, a local television station.Townsend and her friend were transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short while later. Her friend is in serious but stable condition, police said.Townsend graduated last month with honors from Immaculate High School in Danbury, Connecticut, according to her obituary. News of her death quickly spread to the class of 2019’s Facebook page, where a memorial post appeared at 9 a.m.“Father Jenkins has offered his deepest condolences on behalf of the University to Rebecca’s family, several of whom have graduated from Notre Dame,” vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffman Harding said in an email. “Please keep Rebecca and her family in your prayers, and know that each of you are also in our prayers as we prepare for the start of a new academic year next month.”Townsend will be commemorated at the welcome mass for new students in late August, the email said.Tags: Class of 2019, Student deathlast_img read more

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MLAX : Desko’s career night propels Syracuse offense in win

first_img Comments Tim Desko was the difference-maker. In front of the largest crowd of the season in all of college lacrosse, the Syracuse attack came up huge for his team.‘I like playing in front of big crowds,’ Desko said. ‘This was a big game today. I take whatever I can get, and it worked out well today.’But saying it worked out well might be putting it lightly.Desko scored five goals Friday and propelled his No. 1 Syracuse team to a 12-10 win over No. 2 Virginia. The redshirt junior scored three times in the second half, which gave the Orange the chance to pull away from the Cavaliers and get the victory. And he netted the team’s final goal to put the game out of a reach on a night in which he took most of the spotlight.Without Desko, it’s very possible the Cavaliers’ regular-season winning streak would’ve continued over the Orange. It had been since 2004 that Syracuse registered a regular-season win over UVa, but nearly every time someone on Virginia scored, Desko responded right back with a goal of his own. No matter what the Cavaliers did, they couldn’t find a way to stop him. And without a way to keep Desko from finding the back of the net, it was all but impossible for Virginia to go on a run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I thought Desko showed his experience in the second half,’ Virginia head coach Dom Starsia said. ‘He did a really nice job backdooring and keeping some pressure on us there.’Virginia never found a way to resist the pressure, as the Cavalier defense caved almost every time Desko took the ball to the net. He took eight shots in the game, and only three of them missed the goal. He shot from what seemed like every location and angle on the field.In the first quarter, he ran around the left side of the net, past the goal, and then shot to his right from about seven yards out while all his momentum was going to his left.He followed that up with another goal four minutes later, when he took a pass from Jeremy Thompson and shot behind his back while falling to the turf.In those goals, Desko fought through the Virginia defense to make his way to the net. In the second half, Desko found openings that gave him wide-open looks.‘Basically, the defense was ball-watching a little bit,’ Desko said. ‘So when they turned their head, I cut in and I was wide open.’For Desko, this game was only a continuation of what’s been a stellar start to the season. Desko finally got his chance to start full time this season, and he has taken advantage of it. He is no longer left to wonder what his role is. At the start of the game, he’s going to be on the field, along with fellow attack JoJo Marasco and Stephen Keogh.And three games into the season, he’s done plenty to prove he’s deserving of the opportunity. In Syracuse’s last game against Army, Desko had his first career hat trick.He followed it up with Friday’s five-goal outburst.‘I think he’s been able to do everything better,’ Syracuse head coach John Desko said. ‘He’s just improved on his dodging this year and where he is on the field. I think it’s a confidence issue, too, the fact that he’s been able to put a string of games together.’In a game in which Syracuse was determined to send Virginia home with a loss, Tim Desko held most of the responsibility for making that happen.So it was only fitting he was the one to net the last Orange goal. After running out from behind the right side of the goal, he crossed in front of the crease and fired a shot. As his momentum carried him to the ground, the ball snuck into the goal over the right shoulder of Virginia goaltender Adam Ghitelman.It put a stamp on the victory for the player who carried his team all game long.‘It’s great to know that I played well for my team,’ Tim Desko said. ‘As long as we get the win, that’s all I really care about.’[email protected] Published on March 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_isemancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Syracuse soccer falls from No. 2 to No. 5 in NSCAA rankings

first_img Published on October 21, 2014 at 1:28 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Syracuse dropped three spots to No. 5 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings, which were released Tuesday afternoon.Eight of last week’s Top-10 teams lost this past week, making way for Notre Dame to jump 10 spots to the top ranking. UND is followed by Creighton, California-Irvine, Washington and Syracuse in the top five. SU received one first-place vote in the poll.The Orange, ranked No. 2 to start last week, began the week in dominant fashion, beating Connecticut, 4-0, on the road Tuesday. On Thursday, then-No. 1 Washington fell to UCLA, 2-1, and Syracuse was set up perfectly to grab the nation’s top.But on Friday, SU let a late 1-0 lead slip out of its grasp against Louisville and the Orange eventually fell 2-1 in overtime while playing down a man due to an Alex Halis red card. The loss was the first game all season in which SU has conceded more than one goal and was the Orange’s first loss since Sept. 13 against Notre Dame.The Orange (12-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) faces Bucknell (6-8, 2-3 Patriot) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night at SU Soccer Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Athletes in Arms: Recovery in a world of pain

first_imgAt this current moment in time, I wish the Bucks were the biggest story coming out of Wisconsin. Instead, just two days ago, Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, was shot seven times in the back by police — a 45-minute drive from where I grew up.  So until this happens, focus will be on national reform, not a playoff series.  “When we take the court and represent Milwaukee and Wisconsin, we are expected to play at a high level, give maximum effort and hold each other accountable,” the Bucks’ statement read. “We hold ourselves to that standard, and in this moment, we are demanding the same from our lawmakers and law enforcement.” In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless other Black Americans, backlash arose from several players in the league to whether they should be playing when the Black Lives Matter movement had an international spotlight. Now after another incident of police brutality, players have circled back to the same concern from early July.  With the absence of competition for the past five months, this void has been filled with an oversaturation of news regarding the election, the current global pandemic and protests for racial equality.  This leaves me wondering: Once I begin competing again for volleyball, will my priority have to be playing volleyball? Does this mean I have to sacrifice being an active participant in the fight for social justice? Is there a balance between the two despite the mental energy that each drains? All these questions apply, but with even more urgency, for Black athletes as they have to actively consider their priorities in tandem with their own community of family and friends.  Instead of seeing his next opponent in the playoffs as the biggest threat to be concerned about, a veteran star of the league sees police in the United States as the biggest threat. Even a man standing at 6-foot-9, 250 pounds and earning hundreds of millions of dollars a year still shares a common fear of police that many in the Black community face today.  After reading the Bucks’ statement on the situation following initial reactions, I hear echoes of the same principles that resonate in my own USC volleyball program. Across all levels of competition, from high school to professional, a central principle of teamwork is accountability. A team cannot function to its highest potential without its members holding themselves and each other accountable. In this moment, our government will not perform its highest duty of representing its people unless we hold it and ourselves accountable.  When I decided to join the Daily Trojan team, I thought that I would be able to use my status as a student-athlete at USC to write about how my peers in athletics have navigated the recent surge in the fight against racial injustice.  Speaking from my experience as a collegiate volleyball player, schoolwork always comes first with volleyball following close behind in terms of personal priorities. With the time, mental toughness and physical endurance needed to invest in these activities, this leaves little room for awareness of the larger world around me. About 12 hours after finishing the first draft of this column, I received a notification that the Bucks had not taken the court in their Game 5 matchup to protest the shooting of Blake. “Quite frankly it’s just fucked up in our community,” James said in a press conference after Monday’s Game 4 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. “And I said it, I know people get tired of hearing me say it, but we are scared as Black people in America. Black men, Black women, Black kids — we are terrified.”center_img “We shouldn’t have even [come] to this damn place, to be honest,” George Hill, a guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, said in a press conference Monday. “Coming here just took all the focal points off what the issues are. But we’re here. It is what it is. We can’t do anything from right here. But I think definitely when it all settles, some things need to be done.” With a strong 3-1 series lead over Portland, James would normally be concerned with his next opponent, the winner of the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder matchup, who are both playing at the top of their games at the moment.  For my debut in this sports column, however, I felt the need to talk about a recent tragedy that hit too close to home.  Once the clock has expired and all the preparation has been done for the next game, how will their minds and bodies recover when they return to a world that is still in pain? I am originally from Milwaukee, Wis. I grew up going to Bucks, Brewers and Packers games. The Bucks currently are on the road to advancing in the NBA Playoffs with reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, bringing loads of excitement to the city.  I was moved with immense pride by the leadership that my hometown team showed. My pride immediately grew even more as the Brewers followed suit, and eventually within the hour, the NBA had postponed every game that day to show solidarity with the players’ sentiments — all starting with the Bucks’ initial leadership. This widespread concern is all separate from the fact that the world is in the midst of a pandemic that has postponed collegiate sports across several major conferences, including the Pac-12. I cannot speak for every athlete; however, this absence of sports and national focus on injustices has altered my perception of where my priorities land at this moment in time. Going into the NBA bubble, racial injustice was already at the center of attention for the league as players put statements on the back of their jerseys, knelt for the national anthem in unity and most overtly, played on a court with “Black Lives Matter” written in large, bolded letters.  As the NBA wraps up the first round of playoffs, players would normally be dialed into finishing their respective series and looking forward to the next matchup. In light of current events, many star players, including LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, shifted their attention to what happened in Wisconsin.  Americans have always found solace in sports, as it offers a distraction from the worries of life at home. For the average fan, watching a game may help them forget the pressures of their work and everyday life. For the player, the game is their work. After the final buzzer, muscles and bones are going to need recovery. Film will need to be studied and preparations begin for the next game.  Liam Schroeder is a junior writing about sports and social justice. He is also a middle blocker on the USC men’s volleyball team. His column, “Athletes in Arms,” runs every Thursday.last_img read more

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