Údarás report biggest jobs increase in Donegal in over 10 years

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – January 20, 2020 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCouncil urged to extend footpath on busy Letterkenny routeNext articleGreens call for “Green New Deal” for Donegal News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Twitter Almost 200 jobs were created in Udaras Na Gaeltachtas client companies in Donegal last year, the biggest year of job increases since 2008. While 191 jobs were created in the region in 2019, 143 jobs were lost – marking a net increase of 48 jobs in the county last year.Its end of year statement shows there were over 2,300 jobs in client companies in Donegal last year.Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh, CEO Údarás na Gaeltachta says they are well ahead of targets:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/m.hdfgdfgdfgeeney.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Údarás report biggest jobs increase in Donegal in over 10 years FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterestlast_img read more

Gov. Wolf Announces Plow Truck Tracking Now Publicly Viewable Through 511PA

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  Infrastructure,  Innovation,  Results,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – As part of an expanded technology pilot, the public can now view hundreds of plow trucks on interstates and expressways this winter at www.511PA.com, Governor Tom Wolf announced today. The announcement is part of the Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) system pilot first announced by the governor in October, which improves PennDOT’s information on vehicle movement and usage of winter materials.“This initiative will improve PennDOT’s operations by looking for efficiencies in how the agency’s fleet is operating during the winter months, while promoting transparency by allowing the public access to this information,” Governor Wolf said. “This is a step forward in showing Pennsylvanians how hard PennDOT is working to keep them safe during the winter season.”The public can view the location of more than 500 PennDOT plow trucks and more than 200 contracted rental trucks this winter through the 511PA website.PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards explained that while on-duty trucks will be shown in near real-time, the pilot does not show the full breadth of the department’s services on interstates or expressways, or statewide.“During winter weather, interstates and expressways are our top priority,” Richards said. “That means that we often move trucks from lower-traffic roads onto interstates, and those trucks won’t be shown on 511. Additionally, due to differing staff schedules, storms or equipment usage, the location of all of the trucks will not be visible at all times.“We’re excited to educate the public about our operations with this pilot, but they won’t see all of our more than 2,000 trucks across the state.”Statewide, PennDOT has more than 2,200 total department-force trucks and also rents approximately 270 trucks and their operators to maintain the more than 40,000 miles of roadway for which PennDOT is responsible.The AVL system pilot is part of Governor Wolf’s GO-TIME initiative that leverages inter-agency coordination and collaboration to maximize efficiency, modernize state government operations, and provide the highest quality services. The pilot, as one of seven GO-TIME projects identified by PennDOT in 2016-2017, is expected to realize a cost savings of $1.4 million over the next four to six years based on a combination of reduced salt usage and better use of department equipment.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Gov. Wolf Announces Plow Truck Tracking Now Publicly Viewable Through 511PAcenter_img January 11, 2016last_img read more

Immigration agents jail Guatemalan

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Abadio-Carrillo is accused of laundering money in a corruption scheme that bilked the Guatemalan government of some $8 million dollars when his father, Marco Tulio Abadio-Molina, was head of the agency that administers its import taxes. Abadio-Carrillo allegedly used proceeds from the scheme to acquire at least 35 vehicles as a means of money laundering, and investigators closed several bank accounts allegedly used in the scheme. “This is an important case for Guatemala,” Guatemalan anti-corruption prosecutor Celvin Galindo said in a telephone interview from Guatemala. Abadio-Carrillo faces up to 24 years in prison if convicted, Galindo said. Abadio-Carrillo was living in a modest Glendale neighborhood of small bungalow homes and he drove a 1988 Saab, officials said. GLENDALE – Federal immigration agents have arrested the son of Guatemala’s former customs director for being in the United States illegally, and authorities in his homeland want him deported to face money-laundering and embezzlement charges. Junior Vinicio Abadio-Carrillo, 32, lived in Glendale since he sneaked into the United States last year, and was doing clerical and general labor work for a company that duplicates Spanish-language DVDs, officials said Wednesday. “I think it’s a stellar example of international cooperation of law enforcement,” said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice. “And second, I think it sends a strong signal to fugitives that we will not allow our international borders to be barriers to bringing criminals to justice.” Abadio-Carrillo was arrested Tuesday as he drove to work, U.S. officials said. “Think about it: If you have, in fact, stolen a lot of money and you are on the lam from the law, you don’t want to do anything to call attention to yourself,” Kice said. Kice pointed to the July arrest of a Mexican fugitive wanted in Mexico for a series of high-profile and violent bank robberies in the 1970s and 1980s. He was running a janitorial service and living in a working-class Southern California community. Abadio-Carrillo’s father has been in jail in Guatemala since last year on embezzlement charges. Guatemalan authorities were looking for the son for more than a year. They were alerted that he appeared to be living in Glendale by a report in a Guatemalan newspaper, officials said. They contacted ICE authorities, who made the arrest near Abadio-Carrillo’s home with the help of Glendale police. Abadio-Carrillo is being held at an immigration detention facility in San Pedro, and he is expected to have a hearing within days before a judge where he will be able to contest his deportation. “The stereotype, of course, is that fugitives in this country … flee south of the border,” Kice said. “But what we’re seeing increasingly is because the world is a more fluid place, increasingly we’re seeing fugitives from all over the world hiding here in the United States.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Could that have been it at Oracle? Dubs Nation grapples with daunting 3-1 deficit

first_imgClick here if you have trouble viewing the gallery in your mobile device.OAKLAND — Oracle Arena has been so loud with cheers for the Golden State Warriors — even with two losses last week that put the team in a harrowing 3-1 hole — that their fans, hoping for another NBA championship, were reluctant to consider a troubling question: Could this really be it?Could Friday’s 105-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors have been the very last Warriors game played at Oracle Arena? After 47 years in …last_img read more

Feather Fossil Fallacy?

first_imgImprints of melanocytes have been found in fossil feathers.  What does this mean?  The popular science news reports, like Science Daily, Live Science, PhysOrg and the BBC News seem convinced it can tell us something about how birds evolved from dinosaurs.  Understanding what was discovered requires sifting through claims that go far beyond the evidence.The Claims:  “The complex coloured plumage of extinct birds which once soared over the heads of dinosaurs could soon be revealed” (BBC).  “Artists may now be able to paint dinosaurs and ancient birds and mammals in their true colors, thanks to the discovery of pigment residues in fossilized feathers.” (Live Science).  “The traces of organic material found in fossil feathers are remnants of pigments that once gave birds their color, according to Yale scientists whose paper in Biology Letters opens up the potential to depict the original coloration of fossilized birds and their ancestors, the dinosaurs” (Science Daily).  Another Yale scientist remarked, “Now that we have demonstrated that melanin can be preserved in fossils, scientists have a way to reliably predict, for example, the original colors of feathered dinosaurs” (Live Science).What Was Found:  The Yale scientists determined that some imprints of carbon in the rock were not bacterial residues but traces of melanocytes – the cells that contain the pigment melanin.  The protein melanin was thought to degrade quickly, but carbon imprints of melanin were still identifiable in color bands within the specimens.  These were detected in a fossil of a striped feather from Brazil (which evolutionists claim is 100 million years old), and in a fossil of an Eocene bird from Denmark (claimed to be 55 million years old).  Both specimens were from birds.  No dinosaur feathers were found.In other words, more imaginary feathers have been found, but this time on imaginary dinosaurs (see 04/10/2006, 02/08/2006).  The question no one seems to be asking is, how could these delicate protein structures survive for over 100 million years?  One of the co-authors of the paper simply stated that the fact they exist proves that they are that old.  Jakob Vinther stated flatly, “Understanding these organic remains in fossil feathers also demonstrates that melanin can resist decay for millions of years.”    Only the BBC News came close to questioning the claim.  Co-author Mike Benton was quoted asking, “But then how do you square that with the well-known fact that the majority of organic molecules decay in thousands of years?”  His answer was vague: “Somehow [the melanosomes] are retained and replaced during the preservation process and hence you preserve a very life like representation of the colour banding.”    In the end, no one questioned the age of the fossils.  “The Yale team believe [sic] it could identify brown, red, buff and even iridescent colours,” the BBC reported.  “The technique may be applied to other creatures to reveal the colour of fur or even eyes, the team believes.”  Benton did offer one more clue that the result was astonishing: “It might give you a very clear handle on an aspect of the ecology that people would have thought impossible to divine for an ancient fossil,” he said.The observation-to-assumption ratio in this story was so low, that if it were a signal-to-noise ratio, you would hear mostly static.  Ask yourself a simple question.  Up till now scientists respected the “well-known fact” that organic molecules decay in mere thousands of years.  Doesn’t the presence of organic molecules in fossils suggest the slight possibility that the scientists are flat wrong about their dating, and that the fossils are indeed mere thousands of years old?(Visited 41 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more