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‘Greencastle Breakwater project completion is of vital importance’ – Cllr

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has urged the government to get on with providing further funding for the Greencastle Breakwater project instead of completing ‘half a job’. Cllr Martin Farren was speaking after three yachts were damaged in the area last week following a heavy storm.One of the yachts in question was a 33-foot vessel, while two other yachts, including a pleasure cruiser, were also heavily damaged. Moville man, Farren, said damage to the yachts would have been avoidable if the Breakwater project in Greencastle had been completed.He told Donegal Daily: “Just short of €10million has already been spent on the Breakwater Project in 2010, when the then government put the project on hold due to the financial difficulty the country found itself in.“However, we were given an assurance that once that difficulty had finished and things began to pick up, that we would get further funding for the project.“And now, almost a decade later, it is going to take at least another €10million to complete the project. “Donegal County Council is obliged to pay 25% of that and in fairness, they have already committed to that 25%, there is no problem there.“I have travelled to Dublin on numerous occasions with the Greencastle Harbour Users Association, the Derry Port and Harbour and a number of other representatives to meet officials in an attempt to get the Breakwater project up and running again.”The Inishowen Councillor is now urging Donegal representatives across the county, especially those in the Oireachtas, to apply pressure on the government before the upcoming budget.He continued: “The breakwater really needs to be completed because there are major plans for the area in the near future in terms of tourism.“What we would like to see happening is an actual extension to the Greencastle Harbour built, but in order for these plans tp materialise the Breakwater project needs to be completed. “And if the government fail in supplying further funding then they might as well of threw the €10million already spent into the Foyle.“You cannot leave a job half done, the breakwater is needed for the protection of vessels in the harbour.“It is extremely important that all of the Oireachtas members from Donegal ensure that money is kept aside in the upcoming budget for the project, it is a vital importance.“We need to be singing of the one hymn sheet in relation to this matter because it is going on for far too long.” ‘Greencastle Breakwater project completion is of vital importance’ – Cllr was last modified: August 18th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

After Strong Holiday Sales for E-Readers, E-Books Outselling Print

first_imgaudrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#E-Books#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Another sign of the success of e-readers and the changing publishing world: when USA Today publishes its first post-holiday bestseller list tomorrow, e-book versions of the top six titles will have outsold their respective print versions for the previous week. And of the top 50 books, 19 have higher digital than print sales.It’s the first time that the newspaper’s top 50 list has had more than two titles in which the digital version outsold the print.The news isn’t terribly surprising as both Amazon and Barnes & Noble recently named their e-readers as their most popular product ever. And Amazon announced last fall that e-books were already outstripping hardback book sales.As Paul Bogaards of the publisher Knopf says, “Lots of consumers woke up Christmas morning with new e-reading devices ready to load them up with e-books.” Knopf is the publisher of the popular Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, and Bogaards says the company sold about 165,000 Stieg Larsson e-books, compared to 155,000 print versions last week.But it remains to be seen if this burst in e-book sales will continue. The surge may not be a “sustainable trend,” according to Kelly Gallagher of the publishing research firm Bowker. Gallager predicts e-book sales will flatten after this initial post-holiday spike. Nonetheless sales for e-books are still on track to be twice as high as they were last year. Currently, e-book sales account for less than 10% of the market.Although e-book sales are up, we aren’t necessarily reading more. It may be simply that we’re buying fewer hardcover books, particularly as these can cost almost twice as much as digital versions.center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Woman gang-raped in Jaipur

first_imgA woman in her 20s was allegedly tortured and raped by five persons, including a doctor and a suspended police constable, in the city, the police said on Thursday.The accused left the woman in a semi-naked state on Agra road here on Wednesday, they said. The woman alleged that she was tortured and gang-raped on Tuesday night, they added. “A case has been registered against five persons — Kapil Sharma, Deepesh Chaturvedi, Dr Anurag and two others who are unidentified,” DCP (East) Rahul Jain said. The DCP said the case is being probed from all angles.Previous rape case The woman had lodged a case of rape against Mr. Sharma, who was then a police constable, at the Jyoti Nagar police station in 2018. She alleged that Mr. Chaturvedi, who posed as an official of the State Human Rights Commission, assured her of getting Mr. Sharma arrested. However, when she did not find any official in the SHRC by the name, she reached Mr. Chaturvedi’s residence where she was allegedly raped and tortured on Tuesday. An FIR was lodged under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 376-d (gang-rape) of the IPC. “The suspended police constable has been detained and is being interrogated,” Mr. Jain said. The woman has been admitted to a hospital, he said.last_img read more

Dhoni beats SRK, Sachin as top endorser

first_imgIndian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has topped the chart for celebrity endorsements on television during the first six months of this year. From being captain cool to becoming the hottest celebrity as far as the numbers of endorsements are concerned, Dhoni has jumped the queue on some big names in the country. Dhoni is ahead of his closest competitor Shah Rukh Khan by eight endorsements and Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar by nine endorsements, Adex survey of TAM Media Research has revealed. As per the survey results, Dhoni has 24 companies to his name, well ahead of SRK’s 16 and Tendulkar’s 15, the other top endorsers on the list. The Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the no. 1 celebrity endorser.Dhoni even took over the fairer sex’s appeal as superstars like Kareen Kapoor and Katrina Kaif stood far behind him. These actresses’ had a combined share of 45 per cent in the total endorsements of celebrities. During January to June 2010, Dhoni has done advertisements for a host of brands, including Reebok, Aircel, Godrej and TVS. Brighter future aheadIn July, Dhoni signed a Rs 210 crore deal with Rhiti Sports Management and Mindscapes to manage his long list of endorsements and brand associations for two years. The deal, the most lucrative in Indian cricket history, surpassed Tendulkar’s three-year contract estimated worth Rs 180 crore with sports management firm Iconix in 2006.last_img read more