Milford and Letterkenny have the highest Covid incidence rates

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleFoster “astounded” by Varadkar’s border commentsNext articleExclusive: Direct Provision Centre to be established in Letterkenny News Highland Twitter Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – November 26, 2020 Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img Milford and Letterkenny have the highest Covid incidence rates WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further One Electoral Area in Co Donegal had three times the national average rate of Covid-19 infection up to Monday night.The 14-day incidence rate nationally was 107 per hundred thousand — but the Milford district had a rate of 355.Neighbouring Letterkenny was the only other area in the country with a rate over 300.The latest figures are -Letterkenny      91 cases          305.5 per 100,000South INishowen    63 cases      281 per 100,000Lifford/Stranorlar    53 cases      204.7 per 100,000Milford                  49 cases       355.8 per 100,000North Inishowen      45 cases         265.3 per 100,000Glenties                  43 cases         179.8 per 100,000Donegal                  35 cases          132.1 per 100,000last_img read more

Real Good Food Co’s bakery sales rise amid profit downturn

first_imgThe Real Good Food Company announced improved sales for its bakery ingredients and bakery divisions in its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2008. However, increased costs have seen its profit take a hit.The company’s total group sales from continuing operations have fallen by 5.4% to £218.7m (2007: £231.1m). Profit before taxation and exceptional items stood at £0.89m (2007: £3.97m). However, significant exceptional costs relating to refinancing and business reorganisation amounted to £1.96m.The company’s sugar division continued to be affected by “competitive market conditions” and experienced a 7% drop in revenue.Sales within its bakery ingredients division rose by 9.2% to £35m, and the company said “a marginal increase in revenue” was achieved by its bakery division. The company said sales within bakery were benefiting from its expansion into foodservice.“During the course of 2008, we continued to experience very difficult trading conditions, which deteriorated more significantly in the final quarter, said chairman Pieter Totte. “The Board looks forward to the rest of the year and anticipates the benefits of its restructuring programme and low interest rate charges to deliver a result, which we anticipate will be reflected in an improved financial performance over the prior year.”last_img read more

13th Annual Women’s Conference June 13 in Greensburg, registration open

first_imgGreensburg, In. —The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce will hold the 13th Annual Women’s Conference, “Power and Purpose” June 13 at the Greensburg Elementary School from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.For registration information click here.last_img

Children the focus for January activations

first_imgBrand South Africa’s initiative, Play Your Part, will host activations in January that will focus on children’s education and livelihood. (Image: Shamin Chibba)The year has barely started yet Play Your Part is already planning activations for the month of January. The events will focus on  children’s education and welfare. On Friday, 29 January, Play Your Part will be at TT Lekalake Primary School in Batlharos Village, Northern Cape, where it will open a mobile library.The initiative will build on Shout SA’s libraries initiative. It also acknowledges that active citizenship is the key to move South Africa forward. Shout SA was founded in 2007 by singers Danny K and Kabelo Mabalane to find ways of making the country safer for all.Both singers will be at the activation, alongside Play Your Part ambassador Tebogo Ditshego, who is the chairperson of Read a Book SA. Representatives from two other stakeholders, the Square Kilometre Array and Hip Hop Foundation, will also be at the event.Play Your Part will also be involved in two GEM activities this month. On 23 January, Play your Part and GEM volunteers will make their way to the Refilwe Community Project in Lanseria near Johannesburg to spend the day with its 130 children. Apart from playing with the children, participants will also help to prepare meals for them.On 30 and 31 January, GEM and Play Your Part will run a clean-up campaign at Ethembeni Children’s Home in Johannesburg’s city centre.To join GEM activities, download GEM Project via USSD by dialling *120*GEM1 # or get the app from the App Store and Google Play. Once you have signed in, you will be able to see which volunteering opportunities are available in your area. When you have decided on a day and a place, the app will tell you how many Gems you will earn for volunteering on the project.last_img read more

Dillinger sparks, completes Bolts’ Game 1 comeback

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “I’m just trying to do my part on the team. All the guys have the confidence to let me shoot, so I just try to stay in my lane. If the ball comes, I’ll shoot it if it’s open, but if it’s not, I’ll pass it up,” the veteran forward said.“It’s just a good grind out win. Both teams weren’t shooting well and we’re just lucky to hit the big shots and that’s just how it works in the playoffs.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 33-year-old Dillinger pumped in eight of his team’s last 15 points down the stretch but what he was more proud about was the Bolts living up to their reputation as one of the best defensive teams in the league.“Coach had a good game plan defensively and as long as we talk out there, we’re gonna be okay,” he said. “We’re the number one defensive team in the league and we’re a good defensive team for a reason, so as long as we listen to coach, we talk out there and communicate, we’ll be okay.” PBA IMAGESBIÑAN — Meralco’s big comeback win over Star in Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals started and fittingly, ended with Jared Dillinger.Dillinger sparked the Bolts’ rally from a 17-point lead in the first half before completing his team’s comeback from 12 points down late.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments But Dillinger hopes Meralco breaks its bad habit of falling behind games. In three of its last four games, Meralco needed to overhaul big leads to win dating back to its final game in the the elimination round against San Miguel Beer.“I really don’t know what’s going on. We need to stop doing that. I’m getting no sleep. It’s just so hard to go behind and just win. It’s mentally and physically draining,” he said. “Coach says it all the time, a win is a win and we’ll take it, but I’m tired coming back from behind. Can we just get a normal one?”Game 2 is on Tuesday at Sta. Rosa, Laguna with the Bolts looking to grab a commanding lead in the best-of-5 duel.“This is just one game in the semis. We got long ways to go.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img Video games in the Olympics? Here’s how it might work MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

15 days agoBournemouth boss ​Howe excited over Diego Rico contribution

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss ​Howe excited over Diego Rico contributionby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe is pleased with the progress that Diego Rico is making at the club.The Spanish star is starting to show his quality for the Cherries in the Premier League.He played 90 minutes in four of the past Bournemouth league games.He was disappointing last term, but Howe believes the penny has dropped with Rico.Asked about Rico’s recent impact, Howe told reporters: “I have been very impressed in recent weeks.”He’s had a decisive say in a lot of games. If you look at the assists he has made for the team, his corners and free-kicks have been really valuable to us.”You look at the Southampton game, the Everton game and the West Ham game. He has played a key role in goals for us which have changed the game at that moment.”Tight games have been swung in our favour because of it.”I think he has grown into the position, is growing in confidence all the time. The challenge for him is to maintain that progression.”If he does with his qualities, he is going to be an important player for us.” last_img read more

a day agoMan Utd No2 Phelan offers explanation for form slide

first_imgMan Utd No2 Phelan offers explanation for form slideby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United assistant Mike Phelan has argued it was inevitable that the club’s form would dip last season.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as caretaker manager in December brought about a run of 11 wins from 11 games.However, after Solskjaer’s permanent appointment, the Red Devils were unable to win any of their last six matches.”We’d taken them from nothing to sky high, but they bottomed out because it was just too much, they weren’t prepared for it,” Phelan told The Athletic. “So we had a lot of things to work on.”Ole relates well with the players, he understands what Man United is. It is definitely a difficult moment, but Ole hasn’t got his team yet.”He’s had three players (signed), you need more than three to be the manager of your own team.”We can build on something, I think. Ole just needs that opportunity to create the culture again.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

New Session of Parliament Begins

first_imgThe 2013/2014 session of Parliament began on Thursday, April 4, at Gordon House, with the traditional pomp and pageantry. It was highlighted by the delivery of the Throne Speech by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen. [Download the Governor General’s 2013 Throne Speech] The Governor-General, on his arrival, inspected the Guard of Honour mounted by members of the Jamaica Defence Force, after which he entered the chambers of the House, accompanied by the Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington, and Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Antony Anderson. Specially invited guests, including Permanent Secretaries from the various Ministries and members of the Diplomatic Corps, also entered the House to hear the Throne Speech. Members of the Senate were the first to take their seats inside Gordon House, followed by the President of the Senate, Rev. Stanley Redwood, and President of the Jamaica Council of Churches,the Most Reverend Donald J. Reece. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Michael Peart, then entered the Chamber, followed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness. Members of Parliament also entered and took their seats. The Throne Speech was delivered under the theme: ‘Jamaica: Going for Growth and Development’, and it outlined the priority programmes and policies to be pursued by the Government during the new fiscal year. [Download the Governor General’s 2013 Throne Speech] Some of the priority areas outlined for the 2013/14 financial year include: securing an Extended Fund Facility with the International Monetary Fund; creating an enabling environment to do business in Jamaica; diversification of the tourism market; job creation; boosting agricultural production thorough the development of Agro Parks; energy efficiency; reducing crime and violence; the economy and foreign policy. The Government will also pursue an active legislative agenda for the 2013/2014 fiscal year. Some of the critical Bills include: an Amendment of the Road Traffic Act and Transport Authority Act, with the objective of ensuring that the gaps in the road traffic legislation affecting enforcement of road traffic laws are addressed; An Omnibus Tax Incentive Bill to establish a transparent and coherent regime to govern all tax incentives; and a Public Sector Procurement Bill to provide the framework for a Public Sector Procurement System, and legally separate the National Contracts Commission from the Office of the Contractor General.Later in the afternoon the Lower House had its first official sitting for the new fiscal year, and the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure were tabled by the Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips.By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Youth Must Be Equipped for Fourth Industrial Revolution – Minister Williams

first_img Mrs. Williams cited World Economic Forum (WEF) statistics indicating that within five years, one-third of the skills deemed important in the current workforce will change. Story Highlights “This [21st] century provides a fertile environment for our youth to think critically about using technology to address societal problems and create entrepreneurial avenues, while engineering the next great innovation,” she added. Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, says equipping the country’s young people with the requisite soft skills and competences is critical to enabling their full participation in the fourth industrial revolution, and contributing to the country’s sustained growth and development. Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, says equipping the country’s young people with the requisite soft skills and competences is critical to enabling their full participation in the fourth industrial revolution, and contributing to the country’s sustained growth and development.She noted that “by 2020, this revolution will bring advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, which will transform the way we live and work”.Mrs. Williams said that the worker being prepared for this development “not only needs to be competent but also flexible and adaptable, to keep pace with the changing times”.She was speaking at the closing and awards ceremony for the New Employment Opportunities (NEO) Jamaica Project, at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Thursday (May 30).Mrs. Williams cited World Economic Forum (WEF) statistics indicating that within five years, one-third of the skills deemed important in the current workforce will change.She said the WEF further states that soft skills, such as emotional intelligence, critical thinking, teamwork, service orientation, problem-solving, and communication, will be among the most sought-after requirements for workers by 2020.“The world of work, as we know it, has [been changing] significantly over the years. No longer is the workplace solely about having the smarts to do a job. It is also about creating a more rounded individual, who can contribute to all aspects of the work,” she noted further.In this regard, Mrs. Williams hailed initiatives such as the three-year NEO Jamaica Project for helping to create industry-ready youth equipped with the knowledge and soft skills that will assist them in “getting the job done well”.The US$9.3-million project was administered by the MultiCare Youth Foundation under the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Youth Upliftment through Employment (YUTE) initiative, in tandem with several key stakeholders.These included the Ministries of Labour and Social Security, and Science, Energy and Technology.It was aimed at providing at-risk youth, 17 to 29 years, with the requisite skills, through training, to fill in-demand occupations.The initiative was jointly financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and local stakeholders.A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Labour and Social Security Ministry and YUTE in 2017 to establish a partnership, geared towards increasing job entry among the targeted youth.Mrs. Williams hailed the programme as “a job well done”.“I believe that the investments that you’re making and the skill sets that you’re developing in the generations of Jamaican youth will not only make them employable but will also empower them to be the world changers in the future,” she added.Mrs. Williams pointed to the need to unlock more of the creative and innovative potential in Jamaicans, particularly young people, “who must play an active role in shaping their future”.“This [21st] century provides a fertile environment for our youth to think critically about using technology to address societal problems and create entrepreneurial avenues, while engineering the next great innovation,” she added.last_img read more