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Problems continue to be experienced with outdoor service lines, services to field troughs and outbuildings and vacant properties.We urge members of the public to check taps and service lines at home, in outbuildings and in fields, and in vacant premises. Where running water is found please close taps or valves in order to prevent more general water shortages.Interruptions to water supplies are well down on the past week, though excess demand in some areas (leakage / running services) continues to cause problems for other customers.The following is an update summary of the situation across the county by electoral area.Donegal Electoral AreaWater supply to parts of Donegal Town was interrupted this morning due to a burst watermain. Repair works are ongoing and it is hoped to restore supply this afternoon.The overall water demand in the Donegal area remains very high, but is reducing. There are no plans to close reservoirs in the Donegal Electoral area tonight, 16th January 2010.Stranorlar Electoral AreaDemand for water throughout the Lough Mourne supply area remains excessive, and beyond the supply capacity. Trends indicate that this demand is from a large number of individual services throughout the supply area. The council has no option but to continue the regime of nightime restrictions in order to ensure daytime supply.Tievebrack, Ballinacorr, Gleneely (Castlefinn), Lifford, Rosgier, Cavan Hill, Porthall, Convoy, Raphoe, Twin towns (Letterkenny Road area) and Drumkeen will all have supply closed from 8.00 pm to 8.00 am. The Corradoie / Liscooley area is also vulnerable to interruptions due to excess demand.The cross-border supply at Alt may experience interruptions later today and tonight again (16th) due to supply limitations.There has been a burst watermain on the supply to Meenreagh / Tieveclogher area, leaving the reservoir empty. Repairs are ongoing. It is hoped to recommission the main later today, to replenish the reservoir tonight, 16th January, so that supply to the area is restored for tomorrow 17th.Glenties Electoral areaDemand in the Gortahork / Falcarragh supply area and in the Rosses Regional supply area has reduced, though continuing at levels well above normal. There are no plans to close reservoirs in these areas tonight, 16th January 2010.Problems continue in the Ardara supply area, particularly Killybegs road and Loughrous Point, Ardara. As a result areas at high level are experiencing interruptions in supply. Ardara Reservoir will be closed tonight from 8.00pm to 8.00am with interruptions in supply on Narin Road, Killybegs Road and Loughrous Point. Water conservation / leak detection works are continuing in Brackey and Glengesh today and interruptions to supply may be experienced.Inishowen Electoral areaSupply in the Inishowen area generally has stabilised, though demand remains high. Reservoir closures are not planned tonight. Supply problems persist at Gleneely village, where supply to parts of the village are affected.Letterkenny Electoral AreaRamelton / Ballylinn. Supply to parts of the Aghnagaddy Group Scheme at Muirfield and Breaghy were turned off overnight last night (15th) due to excess demand in those areas. This regime will be repeated tonight (16th) and tomorrow noght (17th). The situation will be reviewed in the coming week. Consumers in these areas are urged to check for leaks on their supplies. These problems have negatively impacted on supply to the Ballylinn area of Ramelton served by Killycreen reservoir and to some consumers on the Letterkenny – Ramelton Road.Supply to the Gartan Group Scheme was turned off overnight last night (15th) due to excess demand in those areas. This regime will be repeated tonight (16th) and tomorrow noght (17th). The situation will be reviewed in the coming week.There are no plans to restrict supply elsewhere in the Letterkenny Electoral Area tonight 16th January 2010, though demand generally remains high. The appeal to members of the public to conserve water and to check for leakage / wastage applies.Water Services Staff are actively engaged in efforts to restore and maintain supply in all areas.Once again, we urge the public to check taps and service lines at home, in outbuildings and in fields, and in vacant premises. Where running water is found please close taps or valves in order to prevent more general water shortages. Thank you for your co-operation in this effort. Google+
As the deadline to respond to the 2020 Census fast approaches, Cape May County residents and second homeowners are urged to go online, to call, or to complete the form sent to them by the US Census Bureau.The deadline to participate as a self-response provider is September 30. Census forms and invitations to complete the 2020 Census were mailed to every household in March; follow-up forms were sent in August.“Due to COVID-19, the Census Bureau has had to make adjustments to the way they planned to conduct the national count. Self-response is more important now than ever, so if you have not already done so, please go online at www.2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020,” said Freeholder Will Morey, liaison to the Cape May County Planning Department.”Morey continued, “Additionally, Census workers are out in our communities knocking on doors of households that did not respond. If an enumerator visits your home, please help your community by responding. It’s quick, easy, confidential, and important.”The Census data is important for New Jersey and Cape May County and will be used for the next 10 years. It determines the distribution of hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding for schools, hospitals, clinics, roads, bridges, and other services that benefit communities.This includes support for over 100 programs that impact Cape May County residents such as Medicaid, Head Start, Mental Health Services, and SNAP. Further, it determines the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives and congressional and state legislative districts.Plus, local businesses, schools, and governments use demographic information to develop programs and services.Self-response rates in parts of Cape May County have been low, particularly barrier island communities, which have high numbers of seasonal homes.The Census Bureau is asking everyone, including seasonal homeowners, to make the effort to be counted by Sept. 30.The Census counts everyone based on where they were on April 1, so second homeowners who weren’t in their Cape May County homes that day should still respond, but by indicating “0” residents. It is important that everyone in Cape May County on April 1 is counted.Help join the effort to ensure that Cape May County gets its fair share by responding today, county officials say. The time to fill out the Census is now if you haven’t already done so, Cape May County officials say.
The original version of this article misidentified Joseph Stanfiel as the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters. He is the assistant dean. The Observer regrets this error.Notre Dame will host a public debate on April 7 between famed atheist Christopher Hitchens and Catholic apologetic Dinesh D’Souza.More than 10 departments on campus, including the College of Arts and Letters and the Student Union Board, will sponsor the event, “Is Religion the Problem?” It will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.Students should expect a heated debate, as D’Souza has described atheism as “the opiate of the morally corrupt” and Hitchens has cited Christianity as “a wicked cult.”According to a press release, the conversation will focus on the arguments for and against organized religion and its impact on past and future generations.Sophomore Malcolm Phelan, one of the event organizers along with fellow sophomore Daniel O’Duffy, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Letters Joseph Stanfiel and Professor Micheal Rea from the Center for the Philosophy of Religion, said one of the main reasons for putting the event together was to challenge current students beliefs.“We are trying to get students to think about things that they take for granted for most of their lives,” he said. “These questions lead to thought and conversation within a community, challenging positions and enriching beliefs.”Professor Rea said he also feels a strong feature of the event is its present day value.“[The event is about] serious questions about the rationality of belief in God and about the role religion plays in contributing to the evils in this world,” Rea said.Phelan said what makes the event truly special is the quality of the participants in the conversation and debate.“Christopher Hitchens and Dinesh D’Souza are amongst the foremost public intellectuals in the world, and are two of the best known spokespersons for their respective positions,” he said. “They have both authored numerous books and have debated multiple times on these topics, drawing crowds of over 6,000 to similar events.”Phelan said the group of organizers drew inspiration from similar events, but the prestige of the participants was what helped convince them to put the debate together.“Daniel and I had always wanted to see one of these debates, and we thought ‘Why not have one here?’” Phelan said. “We’ve had discussions of this type ourselves, but it was another thing entirely to have two of the world’s best debaters battle it out on a public stage.”Stanfiel said Hitchens in particular could prove to be a polarizing figure on the Notre Dame campus.“People might object to Hitchens, a self-proclaimed anti-theist being given a platform, but these are issues that are being debated in the larger culture,” he said. “What better venue than Notre Dame is there for the honest presentation of both sides of this controversy?”Tickets for the event will be available to students at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office beginning March 24. The event is free for Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students.
…Re-doubling of efforts for Pele FC 50th Anniversary in 2021 LIKE so many other events – sporting, educational and otherwise – the 2020 edition of the Pele Alumni Corporation’s Youth Development Seminar in Guyana has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The destabilising effects of this novel virus has rocked the world in every corner and at every level, from first world to third world.According to two Pele Football Club Alumni Directors, Patrick ‘Labba’ Barton and Dennis Ivor Carrington, plans were already underway but not too advanced for this year’s activity but had to be cancelled for one year due to the coronavirus which has locked the planet down.“We have made the decision to cancel our 2020 Youth Development Seminar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our plans for our July 2021 , Pele Football Club 50th Anniversary celebration continues in conjunction with the 2021 Youth Development Seminar,” both Barton and Carrington informed.They also indicated that while many would be disappointed that the programme will not come off this year, “All can be assured that next year’s edition, which would be the fourth such programme, would be even more exciting as it would coincide with the Pele FC 50th anniversary.”The annual two-day Educational Development Programme targets young players (male and female) and is aimed at empowering them to overcome poverty by building their confidence, self-esteem and ambition, through the power of sports and education.Seven years prior to 2019, the Pele FC Alumni Corporation made a huge impact on the Guyanese community with its sponsorship of annual youth soccer/educational tournaments.But after a review, the Directors of the entity decided to change focus by providing educational opportunities for youth soccer players primarily, who are in need of non-cash support as they pursue their academic endeavors. Players from other sports have also been included.Over 100 students benefitted last year with over 10 laptops being among the many educational materials distributed during the two-day programme, which was held at the St. Joseph’s High School. They participants were also taken on educational tours to the Parliament of Guyana and Banks DIH, Thirst Park operations.Carrington reiterated that the goal of the annual Youth Development Programme is to teach adolescents the right skills while enabling them to understand the requirements and responsibilities considered necessary in preparation for life and living after high school, while incorporating the capability and independence to care for themselves.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – David Suzuki and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip will once again throw their support behind protestors at the Rocky Mountain Fort near the Site C construction project.Suzuki and Grand Chief Phillip will be in Vancouver Monday to support protestors who face a court injunction filed against them by B.C. Hydro.B.C. Hydro left a notice at the camp on Dec. 31, telling the protesters they had 24 hours to leave. The protesters stayed in place.- Advertisement -Hydro’s civil claim accused the protesters of deliberately preventing clearing work — due to be completed by the end of March 2016 — from getting done.Supporters have also called for a halt in all construction activity until the Auditor General has reviewed the recommendations and projections provided by BC Hydro and until it is evaluated by the BC Utilities Commission.The latest court case comes as Hydro ramps up construction with job fairs all over Northeast B.C. Thousands turned out for the job Fairs in Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.Advertisement
zoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Jinhui Shipping and Transportation Limited has posted a net profit of USD 8.7 million for 2018, driven by the sale of four Supramax bulkers.As disclosed by the Hong Kong-based shipping company in its financial report for the fourth quarter and full year, the four vessels were sold for a price of USD 32.5 million, bringing in a net gain of USD 5.4 million.While contributing to the net profit for the full year, the reduced number of vessels impacted Jinhui Shipping’s fourth quarter, resulting in a revenue of USD 17.7 million, a 16% drop compared to USD 21.1 million for the same period in 2017.The company reported a consolidated net loss of USD 3.07 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to a net profit of USD 2.47 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.For the full year, Jinhui Shipping reported USD 76,1 million in revenues, 3% more than what it reported for the previous year.The company’s average daily TCE also improved in 2018, rising to USD 9,922 compared to the USD 8,111 in 2017.“We are in a relatively fortunate position where we have no capital expenditure commitment in relation to newbuilding contracts, as well as no charter-in contracts at this juncture,” Ng Siu Fai, Jinhui Shipping Chairman, said.“Looking ahead, we will continue to focus on taking sensible and decisive actions to maintain a strong financial position, to ensure safe navigation through any stormy waters that may lie ahead.”The company currently owns a fleet of 17 Supramax bulkers and 2 Post-Panamax bulkers.