As plans evolve for the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Independence, the Ministry of Education seeks to advise candidates sitting Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) on May 26, that they will be accommodated at different educational facilities so as to not have any disturbances.Please note the names of the schools that will be accommodated at each examination centre.
Residents of Laghey may know if their post office is to open again soon when they meet management from An Post in September.The much-needed service has been closed now for more than six weeks after a note appeared on the office window.The sign simply informed customers that due to circumstances beyond An Post’s control, the post office was closed. Management are making no official comment on the matter but it is believed an incident at the post office is being investigated.A committee set-up by local residents following the closure of the post office has now been told that management at An Post will meet them to discuss the matter.A public meeting held recently in the village was attended by more than 100 people including Deputies Thomas Pringle and Pearse Doherty.Because management form An Post are on holiday leave at present, no date could be given for the meeting. EndsLAGHEY RESIDENTS HOPING AN POST BOSSES WILL DELIVER ON MEETING SOON was last modified: August 26th, 2011 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:An Postlaghey post office
Buncrana Pier hero Davitt Walsh has been hit with a huge bill which he fears could force him to shut the doors on his popular Letterkenny cafe.The Irish Music Rights Organisation has slapped a fee of €1,500 on the business when Davitt claims it should be just €75.63.The huge bill arrived at Cafe Davitt in Letterkenny on the third anniversary of the tragedy in which the Kerrykeel man rescued a toddler from a sinking jeep off Buncrana Pier. Speaking to Joe Duffy Live, Davitt said he thinks they’ve been mixed up with other local nightclubs.He said: “I just play the local radio and a couple of things of USB – it’s not a venue, it’s a cafe/coffee shop.“IMRO obviously got me mixed up with a couple of bars and nightclubs around me.Davitt outside his new restaurant. Pic by Northwest Newspix.“It can only sit about 40 to 45 people. I just signed a form without reading what I was signing. “I would have serious cash problems going forward, I don’t have that money as I have people to pay and bills to pay.” The tragedy on March 20, 2016, saw a family of five drown but brave Davitt rescued four-month-old baby Riognach Anne from the sinking jeep.Sean McGrotty, 46, his sons Evan, eight, and 12-year-old Mark, Ruth Daniels, 57, and 14-year-old Jodie Lee Daniels all drowned when their jeep slid off Buncrana Pier and into Lough Swilly.Davitt opened the cafe in Letterkenny six months after the tragedy and said it has helped him to recover.He said: “I didn’t think I’d ever be normal again. Opening a business and putting everything into this has been a huge help. I still have bad days but I have improved something dramatically.“The first year-and-a-half was tough with nightmares and different things going on. My family and friends have been massive for me. “I’m getting there, this time of year, this month is always a bad month for me because of the anniversary and it’s still so fresh.“When you come around to March 20 – it’s just a bad time for me but you just have to keep going.”Buncrana tragedy hero Davitt Walsh hit with huge bill at popular cafe was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:BillbuncranaCafe DavittIMROletterkennyMUSIC
28 January 2014 South African competitors dominated the cross-country event at the African Continental MTB Championships in the Western Cape on Saturday, with Mariske Strauss claiming the women’s elite title and Philip Buys taking the men’s honours. Having made the move up to the elite category this year, Strauss showed her intent from the start, firing to the front right from the get-go and retaining her position until the end of the contest in very hot and dry conditions. The 23-year-old local put together a calculated race, taking into account the extra lap and time required in her new category, to take the top honours on a technical course.‘It was a good, hard race’ “It was a good, hard race,” Strauss said afterwards. “The first race of the season is always an interesting one. “It’s always good to be in control from the start, and I was happy to do that and just keep it together because it was very hot out there. On the second last lap, I just kicked in. I could really feel the last lap, but my training has been good and I’ve been preparing for this beforehand. It was an awesome track and there was a great vibe out there today.” Samantha Sanders (RSA) finished in second place in 01:30:44, with Cherie Vale completing the podium in third place, in a time of 01:33:56.Women’s under-23 cross-country Candice Neethling (RSA) won the women’s under-23 race over five laps in one hour 15 minutes and 23 seconds, with Ashleigh Moffatt (RSA) second in 01:20:26, and Hayley Smith (RSA) third in 01:21:01. The junior women’s race honours went to Bianca Haw (RSA), who completed the four laps in 01:02:48. She was followed across the finishing line by Frances du Toit (RSA) in a time of 01:04:41, with Mauritian Kimberley Le Court De Billot rounding out the podium in 01:06:22.Men’s elite race The tempo was high in the elite men’s race, but it was Philip Buys who packed the final punch to take the victory over eight laps in a time of 01:39:15. His victory came only after a tight tussle with fellow South Africans Rourke Croeser and Lourens Luus. “It was a hard race today,” Buys commented after securing the title. “I knew I had the shape, and I tried to wear the guys out in the first four laps. I really wanted to play it safe out in front for the final laps, but then I cut my wheel, and had to limp to the tech zone. “When I rejoined, I was about a minute off the lead pace of Rourke and Lourens, and was lying in third place. It took me a lap to get back to them, but I rode that too quickly and it took me another lap to recover. I just made it difficult for myself, but these things do happen in mountain biking. I am very happy with the win.” Luus claimed the silver medal in a time of 01:39:20, followed closely by Croeser in 01:40:06.Men’s under-23 cross-country In the under-23 men’s category, South Africa’s James Reid took the title over seven laps in a time of 01:23:54. Defending champion Brendon Davids (RSA) finished in second place in 01:26:02, with Arno du Toit (RSA) taking third in 01:26:35. South African Stephen Senekal captured the top honours in the junior men’s category after completing the six laps in a time of 01:15:56. Local rider Sybrand Strauss (RSA), in second place in 01:16:18 and Alan Hatherly (RSA), in third in 01:17:35, rounded out a South African 1-2-3.Elite men’s downhill Western Cape local Andrew Neethling, who competes for the international Giant Factory Racing Team, sped to the elite men’s downhill title at Contermanskloof on Sunday. Neethling, who clocked 02:06.94, was pushed all the way, with less than four seconds separating the top five finishers. Tiaan Odendaal, second in 2013, repeated his finish by claiming silver yet again, only 0.42 seconds off the pace, with fellow local rider Johann Potgieter taking the bronze medal a further 1.30 seconds back. Tim Bentley and Stefan Garlicki finished in fourth and fifth places respectively, clocking 02:09.25 and 02:10.69 respectively in their final runs.‘I have been working hard’ “My off-season has been good, but good means hard,” said Neethling after his victory. “I’ve been working hard at my fitness and my coach has not been easy on me. It felt good to race again after a long training block.” Looking back on the Contermanskloof course, Neethling said: The top section of the track makes the racing very close, but it is the second half of the track where it gets really exciting. The trail becomes a lot looser and dustier, with holes developing, and the racing lines changing as the day progresses. “My seeding run was consistent. It was what I wanted. Tiaan’s result was not a surprise, but he was a lot closer than I expected. He is a great rider. I knew Johann and Stefan would be fast on the local course and that they would be out for blood as usual.” p> Neethling’s next big event with his pro team is in early April when the UCI World Cup season kicks off in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.Elite women’s downhill The elite women’s title was claimed by Hayley-Ann Adamson in a time of 4 minutes 38.79 seconds. Andrew Martin posted the fastest time in the junior men’s category to secure victory in 02:18.60. SAinfo reporter
Ban on single-use plastic came into effect in all urban areas of Odisha on Wednesday on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Manufacture, sale, trade, import, storage, transportation and distribution of single-use plastics are prohibited as per a notification issued by Odisha Forest and Environment Department on September 30, an official said. The ban is imposed on polythene carry bags of any shape, thickness and size (excluding compostable), Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet/Pete) bottles of less than 200 ml capacity, he said. The vendors will not be allowed to use polythene sheets of less than 50-micron thickness for storing, transporting, dispensing or packaging of any article or commodity.
zoomImage Courtesy: Flickr/Janko Hoener / CC-BY-SA-4.0. Luxembourg-based transportation company CLdN RoRo has canceled a contract with Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik for the construction of one roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessel.The contract covering one 5,500 lane meter ship (hull no. 531) was terminated on January 27, 2019, according to a filing issued on the Zagreb Stock Exchange.As explained, the contract was canceled due to Uljanik’s inability to deliver the newbuilding in line with the conditions stipulated in the agreement.Back in 2016, CLdN RoRo ordered two identical RoRo ships, originally scheduled for delivery in 2018.Designed for transporting wheeled cargoes, such as trucks, cars and semi-trailer trucks, the ships were part of the company’s expansion program including up to twelve new vessels.Following the cancellation of the RoRo ship, Uljanik received another termination of the shipbuilding contract today. The contract for one self-propelled cutter suction dredger was terminated by Dredging and Maritime Management SA (DMM) Luxembourg.The financially-troubled Uljanik is being hit with contact terminations amid the ongoing restructuring process. The shipbuilding group, which comprises the 3. Maj shipyard in Rijeka and the Uljanik shipyard in Pula, is seeking one or more strategic partners that would inject fresh funds into the company, helping it stay afloat.In a separate announcement published today, Uljanik confirmed the receipt of a number of bids from potential investors. The group’s management and other relevant parties are expected to evaluate these offers in the coming period.World Maritime News Staff