New Portarlington Business Association to be set up as tender issued for regeneration strategy for the town

first_img New Portarlington Business Association to be set up as tender issued for regeneration strategy for the town Facebook The move to set up a new business association in the town comes as Laois County Council have issued a tender request for the provision of an urban regeneration strategy.“Portarlington Town Centre is a historic place with its own distinct identity tied to the Market Square and the Market House,” said Laois County Council on the etenders website. “Laois County Council has recently taken a lease on the Market House and wish to use this position to catalyse the heritage led regeneration of the historic core of Portarlington. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Electric Picnic Home News Business New Portarlington Business Association to be set up as tender issued for… NewsBusiness A new Portarlington Business Association is to be set up, spearheaded by local Kildare South TD Cathal Berry who has an office in the town.The inaugural meeting of the Portarlington Business Association will take place tomorrow evening, Tuesday, August 25, at 7pm in Portarlington Enterprise Centre on the Canal Road in the town.The invitation is open to all business owners in the town but because of the current Covid-19 restrictions, places will be limited.It’s understood that new members will be able to be facilitated on a Zoom call also.Anyone wishing to attend can contact Karen Healy in Cathal Berry’s office by emailing [email protected] TAGSCathal BerryPortarlingtonPortarlington Business Association “Tenders are invited from suitably qualified and experienced companies to prepare a heritage-led urban regeneration Strategy for Portarlington  that will develop and deliver a vision for the future of the town supported by an action plan with a clear framework for delivering those actions(Layout, form and design).“The heritage led Urban Regeneration Strategy for Portarlington needs to consider a number of key components to ensure the proper planning of a successful strategy for the town centre of Portarlington.These components are:• A vision for the public realm and the historic Market Square, Main Street, Spa Street and French church street detailing how these can be central to the regeneration of the historic core of the town, leading to urban regeneration in the surrounding modern areas;• Appropriate conservation of the Market House (a protected structure RPS 113, NIAH 12900209) and its setting in the Market Square Area;• The creation of linkages from the Market Square and Main Street to adjoining amenities (e.g. River Barrow, People’s Park, Leisure Centre and playgrounds)and the possibility of links between the town centre and Derryounce Bog – Trails and Lakes and the Barrow Blueway;• Traffic management including proposals to look at potential for pedestrianisation within the town centre;• Connectivity with the Train Station and the development of the walking and cycling infrastructure within the town centre;• The potential for provision of enterprise and economic development within the town centre;• The area improvements which need to be created both in the built environment and in the hard and soft landscaping.SEE ALSO – Activity begins to return to Laois property scene with 60 homes recorded as sold in July By Alan Hartnett – 24th August 2020 Previous articleHeavy rain and strong winds forecast as second storm in a week poised to strikeNext articleGAA cancel all ‘Club+ Season Tickets’ and issue refunds Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. News Pinterest WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Electric Picnic Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Eastridge closes regular season with win over Arcadia

first_img Connect on Linked in Print This Post This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Add to Google+ On the first drive of the second half Eastridge took the lead, this time thanks to the arm of Davis.  The junior went deep over the middle to a streaking Tony Arnold good for 45 yards and a 14-7 Lancer lead.Early in the fourth, Arcadia rolled the dice on a fourth and short from the own 40.  When the Eastridge defense came up with the stop they were in business and they would cash in. Gunner Lattimore did the honors from two yards and make it a two-score advantage.Sher’Ron Davis scored a touchdown and threw for another. (Photo: DAVE YATES)The defense for Eastridge seemed to do a lot of bending and not breaking but they came up with a game-breaking play later in the quarter.   The Titans went deep into their playbook for a little razzle-dazzle but instead it fizzled.  The play started with a pass in the flat from Shakim Harris to regular quarterback Brian Shonitsky.  It looked like he was supposed to go to the other side of the formation and look to throw it downfield.  Instead he was run down from behind by Johnny Sanders who not only got the tackle but forced the fumble. Keaton Suhr recovered and set the Lancers up to put the game away.They would take over at the Titans’ 45 and moments later Jalen Rose Hannah swept into the end zone from 16 yards and make it 28-7.  A late scoring pass from Shonitsky to Crumity cut that lead in half but Eastridge was able to close things out.Jalen Rose Hannah went 16 yards for a touchdown to give Eastridge a 28-7 lead. (Photo: DAVE YATES)After losing two of their first three games, Eastridge has won four in a row as they head into sectionals. They’ve picked a good time to get on a roll because after all-it’s how you finish that matters. Eastridge closes regular season with win over Arcadia Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Eastridge closes regular season with win over Arcadia added by Dave Yates on October 13, 2018View all posts by Dave Yates →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoBabbelStart Speaking a Language in 3 Weeks – All You Need Is Your PhoneBabbelUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo center_img After losing two of their first three games, Eastridge has won four in a row as they head into sectionals. (Photo: DAVE YATES)By DAVE YATESThey say that it’s not how you start, but how you finish.  For the Eastridge football team, that has been the case all year.  Slow starts have been a recurring theme for the Lancers but they have been able to overcome them, including in their 28-14 win against Arcadia to wrap up the regular season at 5-2.The Titans were coming off their first loss of the season last week to HF-L and got off to the start they were looking for when K’myn Crumity busted through the line and went 69 yards for a 7-0 lead.  It would stay that way until the second when Sher’ron Davis took it in from five yards out. Share on Facebook Subscribe by Email Follow on Facebook Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By Dave Yates on October 13, 2018No Comment last_img read more

T&T records over 3000 child marriages in two decades

first_img Share Share 78 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share NewsRegional T&T records over 3000 child marriages in two decades by: Caribbean Media Corporation – January 12, 2017 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi on Wednesday revealed that there have been over 3000 child marriages in the last 20 years in Trinidad and Tobago.Al-Wari, made the disclosure in Senate as he piloted the Miscellaneous Provisions Marriage Bill 2016 — that seeks to raise the age of marriage to 18, as recommended by the United Nations.The bill also seeks to amend the Hindu Marriage Act of 1945, the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act of 1961 and the Orisha Marriage Act of 1999.The attorney general said that between 1996 and 2016, the Registrar General recorded 3,478 child marriages, with marriage certificates showing that some of them were girls as young as 11 and 12 who were married to men as old as 36, 42 and 56.“We have a phenomenon where the law, as it exists in Trinidad and Tobago, permits somebody who is more than two or three times the age of the child, of the girl, to be married to a man two and three times her age,” he said, adding these facts were taken from marriage certificates.He dismissed the argument that child marriages take place in rural areas – stating that greatest number of these marriages come from urban areas.Al-Wari also referred to the Hindu, Muslim and Orisha marriage acts which allow marriages from the ages of 14, 12 and 16 respectively in the case of girls.The Bill proposes to criminalise the marriage of people under 18 by a marriage officer, who would be fined TT$50,000 and jailed for seven years for the offence.Trinidad and Tobago is one of only eight countries in the world where someone can be married as early as age 12.Seeking to dispel the argument by religious bodies that early marriages protect young girls from sexual immorality and unwanted pregnancy, the Attorney General said statistics also showed there were more child pregnancies than abortions.Between 1999 and 2015, hospital records showed 15,231 children gave birth.The statistics also showed there were 743 teenage abortions between 2011 to 2015.Last year, 168 children between 11 and 16 became pregnant while 12 had abortions.The bill comes after 26 years of public discussion and seven months of Government consultations on the matter and he had received numerous submissions from civil society on the controversial matter, some for and some against child marriages.According to the Attorney General, the Bill seeks to protect the voice of the child.last_img read more

Farmington Hills Police officer promoted to sergeant

first_imgFarmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King recently announced the promotion of Officer Paulo Hernandez to the rank of Sergeant during a ceremony held August 21 at the Police Department.Sgt. Paulo Hernandez is pictured with Chief Jeff King (City of Farmington Hills)Hernandez began his law enforcement career in 2000 with the Detroit Police Department. His assignments included Patrol Officer, Mobile Field Force Unit, 11th Precinct Special Operations Unit, and the Mayoral Executive Protection Unit.In 2005, Hernandez was hired by the Farmington Hills Police Department, where he has worked as a Patrol Officer and Field Training Officer. An Investigator assigned with the South Oakland Narcotics Intelligence Consortium (SONIC) for five years, he has also served for two years as an investigator assigned to the Department’s Directed Patrol Unit (DPU).Hernandez has received 41 Departmental citations and awards and was recently recognized as the 2019 City of Farmington Hills Police Officer of the Year.A student at Madonna University, Hernandez is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is assigned to the Patrol Division of the Operations Bureau, where he will supervise personnel on the day shift. Reported by Joni Hubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

VIDEO: Richard Jefferson paid the Cavs locker room a visit last night

first_imgCLEVELAND– Richard Jefferson was a fan favorite when he was a member of the Cavaliers, and made his first return to Cleveland on Saturday night since being traded earlier this season.After Dwyane Wade was brought in, Jefferson was traded to the Atlanta Hawks. After being waived, he agreed to a deal with the Denver Nuggets. While he was in Cleveland, however, Jefferson and Channing Frye were main components of the glue that held the Cavs together.It’s no wonder then that postgame following Denver’s 126-117 win he made an appearance in his old locker room to give LeBron James a hard time by showing James a scratch he gave Jefferson on his head during the game.Check out video below.Forgot to post this last night. Waiting for LeBron to talk, RJ popped out of the Cavs training room ?— Ashley Bastock (@AshleyBastock42) March 4, 2018 Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 Related TopicsCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersDenver NuggetsNBARichard Jeffersoncenter_img Ashley Bastocklast_img read more

Daylight Saving Time Bill Awaits Action in House Committee

first_imgPast Chamber President Lance Stevens argues that a specific arm of Southeast economy cannot afford to lose an hour of evening light… Current Chamber President Dan Fabrello suggests a compromise for the bill… Fabrello: “We’d like to see Alaska, if it moves forward, Alaska move to Pacific Standard Time if Daylight Saving is eliminated in Alaska. Basically it’s a spring forward and stay forward.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Senator Anna MacKinnon’s bill proposing the elimination of Daylight Saving Time in Alaska is still working through the legislature and the Juneau Chamber of Commerce is continuing to lobby against it.center_img The bill is awaiting action by the House State Affairs Committee. Stevens: “Tourism. If we lose that hour of evening daylight, that really is going to impact our tour operators, because it doesn’t matter if you have an extra hour in the morning, with a six o’clock flight time, you’d have to change everything with cruise ships, it’d just have this rippling down affect on our tour operators specifically portion of the tourism economy.”last_img read more

Utah Jazz GM: Deron Williams deal with Nets was ‘our best option’

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — As far as Jazz CEO Greg Miller and general manager Kevin O’Connor are concerned, the time was right to trade their best player, all-star point guard Deron Williams.Williams was traded Wednesday, the day before the NBA trade deadline, to New Jersey for guard Devin Harris, rookie forward Derrick Favors, a pair of draft choices and money.The trade came days after a report that Williams told associates he wanted to play for New York after his current contract was up and two weeks after Utah coach Jerry Sloan resigned, reportedly in part because of conflicts with Williams.”Nobody likes to lose a marquee player, but given all of the uncertainty about our ability to get a deal done with Deron Williams’ contract beyond the existing one, I felt the deal with the New Jersey Nets was by far our best option,” Miller said. “This trade will allow the Utah Jazz to preserve our assets and to control our destiny.”Miller pointed to Cleveland, Phoenix and Toronto as examples of teams that got little if anything when their star players, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Chris Bosh, left via free agency.”What it boiled down for me was my gut sense of whether we’d be able to sign Deron,” Miller said. “While I never saw any indication that he wouldn’t sign with us, I never saw any indication that he would sign with us.”The Jazz were also influenced by what has transpired this year with Carmelo Anthony, who was traded to New York on Tuesday after rumors about his impending free agency all season while he played for Denver.O’Connor said there were “three time breaks” that the Jazz had to make a deal for Williams — this coming summer, next season, or now, before the trade deadline.”I think the issue is, were we willing to take that risk and go through what Denver went through this year,” he said. “We just felt we got an offer we pushed for and that we liked.”O’Connor bristled at the suggestion that the trade had anything to do with the apparent dust-up between Sloan and Williams the night of the Chicago game, the night before Sloan resigned.”We did not make this trade because of what happened two weeks ago,” O’Connor said. “Jerry did not leave because of one incident that happened two weeks ago. A lot of people are barking up the wrong tree as far as Jerry’s decision. He would not leave on that note.”O’Connor said although he has hundreds of conversations about possible trades, this trade came about rather quickly, after the Nets’ attempt to get Anthony fell through. He talked with Nets’ GM Billy King, whom he used to work with in Philadelphia, and they worked out a deal.”When that fell through, we both had the same idea and said ‘let’s at least explore it and see if there’s an option we can get to that might make some sense,’ ” O’Connor said.Miller said he called Williams with news Wednesday about 9 a.m. and said, “I wished him luck and he said, ‘all right, I appreciate it. The whole thing lasted maybe 30 seconds.”Miller also said he hopes Williams won’t be made the bad guy in the whole thing.”There’s no need to make him a villain out of this,” he said. “I would like to thank Deron for five and a half seasons with the Jazz. I’d like to wish him well for the balance of his NBA career. I consider Deron a friend, and I have no hard feelings toward him.”With Favors joining Paul Millsap, Andrei Kirilenko on the frontline along with centers Al Jefferson, Kyrklo Fesenko and Francisco Elson, O’Connor was asked if the Jazz were finished with any trade moves before the deadline.He hesitated for a few seconds before saying, “Um, I would say I wouldn’t be doing my job if I said this was the end of the moves. I think the direction we have is to remain competitive and for some of the younger kids to grow and improve within the system. If we can improve our team we will.”O’Connor was excited to have the 19-year-old Favors, who was a No. 3 draft choice last year and called Harris “a good player who gave us fits when he played for Dallas.””We’re excited about these guys we’re picking up and feel they have the opportunity to make us great as well as the draft picks we have in 11 and 12,” O’Connor said. “I’m very excited about the future of the franchise and I think we’re going to be competitive for the next several years until we see how this trade pans out.”He said he wasn’t allowed to talk about the draft picks and whether they are “protected,” meaning the Jazz can’t take them if they are too high. However he did say, “I think I can say that probably with the Nets pick, we’re pretty sure we’ll get it this year.”e-mail: [email protected] Era of superstars in Utah is over Fan reaction to Deron Williams trade Jazz player transfer Media react to Deron Williams trade D-Will KSL/DN survey results Corbin: PG spot up for grabs Related NBA trades since All-Star break Jazz players ‘shocked’ by trade NBA, team reactions to D-Will Favors, Harris bring glossy resumes He’s not ‘Melo, but Nets land a starlast_img read more

Connacht team v Cardiff Blues

first_imgJames Cannon makes his first Connacht and PRO12 start alongside Irish international Quinn Roux in the second row. The back row, with captain John Muldoon at number 8, remains unchanged from the last round with flankers Eoin McKeon and Jake Heenan starting.Less than two weeks after making his Ireland debut against Canada, wing Niyi Adeolokun starts at the Sportsground tomorrow night in a pacey back three with Cian Kelleher and Stacey Ili.Craig Ronaldson partners Bundee Aki in midfield while October Player of the Month and outhalf Jack Carty is joined by Cooney on his season debut.The most notable inclusion among the replacements is Marnitz Boshoff. The South African is in line to make his Connacht debut having arrived in Ireland last month following his commitments in the Currie Cup competition.Ronan Loughney and Nepia Fox-Matamua also return from injury to take their place in the match day squad.Connacht team to face Cardiff BluesFriday 25th November, kick off 7:35pm, the Sportsground – LIVE ON GALWAY BAY FM with Rob Murphy and Johnny O’Connor15 Cian Kelleher14 Niyi Adeolokun13 Bundee Aki12 Craig Ronaldson11 Stacey Ili10 Jack Carty9 John Cooney1 Denis Buckley2 Tom McCartney3 Conor Carey4 Quinn Roux5 James Cannon6 Eoin McKeon7 Jake Heenan8 John Muldoon (captain)Replacements:16 Dave Heffernan17 Ronan Loughney18 JP Cooney19 Lewis Stevenson20 Nepia Fox-Matamua21 Caolin Blade22 Marnitz Boshoff23 Danie Poolmanprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney and John Cooney have all returned from injury to take their place in the starting XV for Connacht in round 9 of the Guinness PRO12 against Cardiff Blues tomorrow night. Buckley runs out at the Sportsground tomorrow night for his 100th Connacht appearance and his first game in two months, packing down with the returning McCartney and tighthead Conor Carey.last_img read more

Division Two Hurling Feile Fixtures

first_imgShield Competition Fri 8thD7.15pmORANMORELoughgiel Shamrocksvs.Ratoath Sun 10thFINAL15.40PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner S F(1)vs.Winner S F(2) Sat 9thB10.45pmBALLINASLOEBallinasloevs.Portaferry print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Fri 8thC7.15pmKILBECANTYKilcormac Killougheyvs.Ballyduff Sat 9thA10.45pmLEITRIMKilnadeema/Leitrimvs.St Colms, Ballinascreen Sun 10thS Final10.45AMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(1)vs.Winner Q F(3) Sat 9thC10.45pmBEAGHMichael Cusacksvs.Kilcormac Killoughey Sat 9thQ Final (2)14.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Bvs.2nd Group A Fri 8thB5.00pmBALLINASLOE CLUBEire Ogvs.Portaferry Fri 8thB5.45pmBALLINASLOE CLUBBallinasloevs.Castletown Slieve Bloom Fri 8thD5.00pmORANMOREOranmore Mareevs.Ratoath Fri 8thD6.30pmORANMOREOranmore Mareevs.Sylane Sat 9thQ Final (3)14.30pmCLAREGALWAY3rd  Group Cvs.4th Group D Fri 8thA5.00pmLEITRIMKilnadeema/Leitrimvs.Naas Fri 8thC5.45pmKILBECANTYArdrahanvs.Kilcormac Killoughey Fri 8thA7.15pmLEITRIMSt Colms, Ballinascreenvs.Naas Sat 9thB10.45pmEIRE-OG, ENNISEire Ogvs.Castletown Fri 8thC5.00pmKILBECANTYMichael Cusacksvs.Ballyduff Sat 9thC10.45pmARDRAHANArdrahanvs.Ballyduff Sun 10thS Final (2)13.00PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(2)vs.Winner Q F(4) Sat 9thD11.00amORANMOREOranmore Mareevs.Loughgiel Shamrocks Fri 8thB6.30pmBALLINASLOE CLUBCastletown Slieve Bloomvs.Portaferry Cup Competition Sat 9thQ Final (1)14.30pmTURLOUGHMORE3rd  Group Avs.4th Group B Fri 8thA5.45pmLEITRIMTommie Larkinsvs.St Colms, Ballinascreen Sat 9thQ Final (3)15.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Cvs.2nd Group D Fri 8thA6.30pmLEITRIMKilnadeema/Leitrimvs.Tommie Larkins Fri 8thD5.45pmORANMORESylanevs.Loughgiel Shamrocks Sat 9thQ Final (1)14.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Avs.2nd Group B Sat 9thD10.45pmSYLANESylanevs.Ratoath Fri 8thB7.15pmBALLINASLOE CLUBEire Ogvs.Ballinasloe Fri 8thC6.30pmKILBECANTYMichael Cusacksvs.Ardrahan Sun 10thFINAL13.50PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner S F(1)vs.Winner S F(2) Sat 9thA10.45pmWOODFORDTommie Larkinsvs.Naas Sat 9thQ Final (4)15.30pmCRAUGHWELL1st Group Dvs.2nd Group C Sat 9thQ Final (4)15.30pmCLAREGALWAY3rd  Group Dvs.4th Group C Sun 10thS Final10.45AMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(2)vs.Winner Q F(4) Sun 10thS Final (1)13.00PMCONNACHT GAA CENTREWinner Q F(1)vs.Winner Q F(3) Sat 9thQ Final (2)15.30pmTURLOUGHMORE3rd  Group Bvs.4th Group Alast_img read more

Galway GAA Fundraising Draw Fast Approaching On August 11th

first_imgThe 2018 Galway GAA Fundraising Draw will take place in the Lough Rea Hotel And Spa in Loughrea on August 11th. The draw is to raise funds for Galway’s football and hurling teams at a critical stage of the season for both. The Galway Minor and Senior Hurlers are both in action on Saturday in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals, The Minor Footballers face Clare on Sunday in the All-Ireland Quarter Final and the Senior Footballers have a minimum of two games left. The Final Super 8’s game on Saturday week with Monaghan in Pearse Stadium and the All-Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final on the 12th of August against possibly Tyrone or Donegal.Galway GAA PRO Seamus Finnerty came into Studio and spoke to John Mulligan. He started by telling John that it has been an amazing year for Galway GAA…Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Tickets are on sale NOW!print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more