Still not enough salt to treat Donegal’s roads

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – January 5, 2011 Still not enough salt to treat Donegal’s roads Newsx Adverts 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Donegal County Council’s treatment of roads is still being hindered by a lack of salt.Met Eireann is predicting temperatures will drop to lows of minus four degrees in some places tonight with a covering of snow likely in the north and northwest.The Council says that once again certain routes will have be prioritised until further deliveries of salt are received.Senior Engineer Michael McGarvey has the details:[podcast][/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+ Twittercenter_img Previous articleFlu surge and staff shortages causing delays at Letterkenny GeneralNext articleMedical 2 closed to visitors at Letterkenny General Hospital News Highland Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+ Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Trust in agents rises in 2016, national poll reveals

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Trust in agents rises in 2016, national poll reveals previous nextAgencies & PeopleTrust in agents rises in 2016, national poll revealsBut it’s not for the reasons you might hope for, Ipsos MORI research showsNigel Lewis7th December 20160720 Views Trust in agents has increased by five percent over the past year, research has revealed.Polling organisation Ipsos MORI in partnership with Mumsnet asked over a thousand people across the UK last month whether they trusted agents to tell the truth. Of these 30% said they did, although 65% said they didn’t. A further 5% said they didn’t know.The research also revealed that only government ministers and politicians are less trusted than agents, and that nurses, doctors, judges, scientists and the police are the most trusted.But hidden in the research are figures that hint at why people rate estate agents more highly than last year, and why overall agents are not trusted.The simple answer is that the more likely a person is to have used a sales or letting agent recently, the less they trust them. And the drop in the number of homes being sold at the moment following the Stamp Duty changes, and Brexit jitters, means fewer people have used an agent recently.And trust levels among members of the public are highest (58%) among those who own their homes outright and who therefore are less likely to have moved recently.“Also, it appears that middle-aged people between 35 and 44 years-old are probably most likely to have recently bought a house or be moving home are therefore particularly untrusting,” says Michael Clemence, a senior research executive at Ipsos MORI (pictured).Michael says that those who live in suburban areas of the country where competition for homes for sale is the fiercest are also less likely to trust agents.The research is part of the yearly Veracity Index carried out by Ipsos MORI that has been carried out since 1983.Ipsos MORI trust in agents estate agents December 7, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Celtic FC players, manager take ‘significant’ reduction in salaries amid COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgLondon: Celtic FC has announced that its players and coach Neil Lennon have volunteered to take a significant reduction in salaries amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The Scottish champions announced on Friday that Lennon and the entire first-team squad, as well as several members of Celtic’s backroom and executive staff, have agreed the cut and to defer “a significant proportion of their earnings” between April and June.“We are well aware of the economic realities and are very willing to play our part in recognising them. We will come through this in unity and then look forward to the challenges ahead,” Lennon said in a statement.“We also know that many within society, including our own support, are facing distress and, in some cases, tragedy,” he added.Celtic FC, chasing a ninth successive league title, were 13 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership when domestic action was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak which has so far claimed over 1,00,000 lives across the world.“I would like to pay tribute to Neil and the players for their desire to play their part,” Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said.“I am also grateful to my own executive team for the commitment they have devoted to this outcome in very difficult working circumstances.”Rangers, Celtic’s arch-rivals, have also announced that coaches, players and directors would take a three-month wage deferral.Premier League clubs Southampton and West Ham have also announced the same. IANSAlso Read: Will consider running for AIFF president in future: Bhaichung BhutiaAlso Watch: Sellers take advantage of helplessness of panic stricken citizens by overpricing commoditieslast_img read more

NBA trade deadline winners and losers: Elton Brand all-in with 76ers; Lakers left with tough questions

first_imgMike ConleyGasol managed an escape to a contender, but Conley was not so lucky. Despite rumors that had teams like Utah and Indiana — sure playoff entrants — interested (heck, even Detroit would have a chance if it had done a Conley deal), nothing got done with Conley, and he will finish out the year in Memphis.But take heart, Mike: there will be a market for your services in the offseason. In all, by the time the dust settled on Thursday, there were more than 60 players dealt in the past eight days in the NBA, and more than 20 draft picks changed hands. That’s nearly 15 percent of the league involved in deals, and just about every team — we see you Hornets, Jazz, Nuggets, Spurs, Timberwolves and Warriors — made some sort of transaction in recent days.Of course, the biggest piece of trade bait — Pelicans star Anthony Davis — went nowhere, as expected. But there was plenty of movement elsewhere and though there is still work to be done on the buyout market, it’s safe to declare some winners and losers from the deadline action. (Getty Images) (Getty Images) MORE: Ranking worst trades of last decade NBA trade deadline losersKlutch SportsThis was not an impressive display on the part of Rich Paul’s agency, whose chief client is LeBron James but also has Anthony Davis. Paul did his best to get the Pelicans to trade Davis to the Lakers, and in doing so, came off as underhanded and vindictive.Paul made an illegal public trade request and tried to bolster the Lakers’ chances by tearing down the potential package that the Celtics could offer the Pelicans in the summer. Obviously, James, the Lakers, Davis and Paul wanted a Pelicans-Lakers swap, but they went too far to push it.LakersSee above. No doubt, Klutch was acting on the Lakers’ behalf, but the Pelicans simply decided they were not going to operate on LA’s timeframe.Now the team has a heap of questions, starting with how they pull this roster back together after it was clear the front office was ready to trade just about everyone. Oh, and who knows what happens with coach Luke Walton?The East playoffs, first roundAs good as the East semifinals and finals series should be, the first round is likely to be brutal. The Pacers will be without Victor Oladipo, the Heat had to shed players (Tyler Johnson in particular) to get under the luxury tax, the Hornets made no moves whatsoever and the Pistons made future-facing trades that hurt their depth in the short term.For the top four seeds in the conference, the stretch run is a race to not have to face Brooklyn in the first round.  David FizdaleCan’t help but recall what happened to the last coach who was on the Knicks’ sidelines when they had big-time free agent plans. That was Mike D’Antoni in 2010, and rather than make a big score with LeBron James and Chris Bosh, the Knicks came up with Amar’e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton. New York went 42-40 the following year and started 18-24 the year after that, before D’Antoni was fired.Fizdale is going to be counted upon to recruit players to the Knicks — Durant and Irving represent fans’ way-too-high expectations — and if they wind up settling for lesser players, Fizdale is likely to pay the price the way D’Antoni did.Gar Forman and John PaxsonThe bulletproof Bulls front office continues to stumble all over itself, reveling in its remarkable job security despite a string of four nonsensical and pointless seasons. Chicago dumped Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker, along with a future second-rounder, to get Otto Porter Jr. from Washington, taking on Porter’s $55 million over 2019-20 and 2020-21.The Bulls knew they would not be an attractive free-agent destination and decided they could force Porter to come to Chicago by taking on his bloated contract. The Bulls are now built (we use that term loosely) around Zach LaVine, Porter, Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter. NBA trade deadline winnersMavericksThe Mavericks entered trade deadline week with an unhappy Dennis Smith Jr., one year of DeAndre Jordan, a weighty Harrison Barnes contract, the expiring deal of Wesley Matthews and a shortage of attractive young assets around star rookie Luka Doncic. They emerged with Doncic intact and the rest of that crew gone.In its place: 23-year-old big man Kristaps Porzingis, 26-year-old guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (who has a hefty contract himself, two years and $37 million) and 23-year-old forward Justin Jackson, not to mention a massive $30 million in salary cap space next summer. The Mavs got younger, better and more flexible going forward.The East playoffs, second roundThe first four teams at the top of the conference — Milwaukee, Toronto, Boston and Philadelphia — are all light years ahead of the rest of the East. And three of them made major upgrades ahead of the deadline.The Sixers brought in Tobias Harris, the Raptors added Marc Gasol and the Bucks won the Nikola Mirotic derby, making each of the three a much tougher postseason foe. Boston stood pat, still hoping to make an Anthony Davis trade this summer, but the Celtics already had plenty of talent and depth. After this week, these figure to be killer matchups.   Summer of 2019Despite the flurry of activity on deadline week, the bulk of the week in many markets was spent arranging the books to prepare for what might transpire this summer. We have three superstar unrestricted free agents — Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving — plus a handful of stars like Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris, Klay Thompson and Kemba Walker.The pre-deadline period saw the Clippers, Knicks and Mavericks clear out considerable cap space to make themselves players on the market, joining the likes of the Lakers, Net and others. It’s a rare offseason when so many big-market teams have so much cap space. Oh, and we have to figure out where Anthony Davis is going to play. The first week of July figures to be a watershed in the NBA.Elton BrandBrand got the Sixers GM job in September in the wake of the Bryan Colangelo Twitter fiasco, with less than two years of experience as a player development consultant and G-League general manager. But he’s been fearless in the new job, acquiring Jimmy Butler in November and, now, giving up two first-round picks to take on Tobias Harris.Both Butler and Harris are free agents, and they’ll be expensive to keep around. But Brand has been bold, and the Sixers should benefit in the postseason.Kings fansSacramento has the longest playoff drought in the league, dating back to 2006. But with the Clippers dismantling in favor of making aggressive plays in free agency and with the Lakers having been engulfed in turmoil, the Kings saw an opportunity and seized it. They dealt away Iman Shumpert, Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson and got much better, adding veteran scoring wing Harrison Barnes and shooting guard Alec Burks.The path has cleared. All the Kings have to do is stay healthy, keep up their momentum (they’ve won four of six) and the playoffs are nigh.Marc GasolHe was spared the indignity of having cleared out his locker on Tuesday and coming back to finish out the season in Memphis after the deadline.Not only that, he lands in an outstanding situation, going from the misery that hoops in Memphis had become to a legitimate contender in Toronto. That’s some rags-to-riches stuff.last_img read more