Donegal restaurant issued FSAI Closure Order

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Donegal restaurant issued FSAI Closure Order WhatsApp The Food Safety Authority issued closure orders to six businesses last month.Among those was China Tower Restaurant, Main Street, Ballybofey which was served a closure order under the Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998.The order remains in place. Twitter Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – April 6, 2017 Google+ 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleThreat to diabetic children needing pump treatment in Donegal is raised in DailNext articleBig injury concerns for Harps ahead of the visit from Champions Dundalk News Highland Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford last_img read more

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Warning signs which cannot be ignored

first_imgImposing a crude model of economic efficiency on all world economies and neglecting the social costs is a recipe for a political backlash.The unintended consequences of many existing policies, such as the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) or excessive market harmonisation within the EU, could be the re-emergence of the very classical protectionism they seek to prevent.The growth of the far right in many European countries is a warning sign which should be taken seriously by liberal parties, whether they be of the left or the right. It is a warning sign that the relentless pursuit of economic efficiency without regard to enduring human needs and social cohesion produces recurrences of atavism. Rather than confusing globalisation with a single form of capitalism, we should recognise that it requires a regime under which different types of capitalism can coexist harmoniously to mutual profit.However, that means a shift in the dominant economic philosophy which many transnational organisations implement.They see economic reform as always tending to replicate the same practices and institutions throughout the world. That is Utopia. It will always come up against the fact that different capitalisms represent different historical conditions and circumstances today.This is a legitimate criticism of the International Monetary Fund. The IMF seems to have broadly the same solution to what appear to be radically different economic problems, which reflect the specific histories and circumstances of particular peoples, governments and capitalisms.There have surely been enough policy disasters by now, and sufficient examples of such universal prescriptions failing to meet the specific needs of reform in particular contexts, for us to be sceptical of this approach.In Indonesia, it is argued that IMF prescriptions for greater accountability and openness in both the government and the economy were benign since they dislodged an oppressive tyranny. A wooden, one-eyed insistence on the simple Atlantic pieties of free market economic philosophy is a poor basis of thought with which to confront the risks of a Europe in which the radical right is back on the march.These policy errors are rooted in a misunderstanding of the process of globalisation. Today, the term is used to mean what has happened over the past decade: the spread of free markets and the world-wide deregulation of trade and mobility of capital.Some like to think that the catalyst for this was the fall of the Berlin Wall or the adoption by Deng Xiaoping of market reforms in China or policies of liberalisation applied in western countries.But, for me, none of these explanations gets to the root of globalisation, which is the spread of industrial production from its heartlands in north-western Europe, North America and Australasia throughout the world.The underlying historical process of globalisation goes back centuries and it represents the world-wide diffusion of new technologies. Globalisation and a global free market are separate phenomena. The global free market is merely one way of creating globalisation and probably quite a short-lived one at that.A global free market, modelled on 19th century England and the Anglo-Saxon countries in the 1980s, carries with it important social costs and less stability than conventional opinion perceives. Free markets are not self-regulating. They need management, not only to limit their impact on cohesion but also because speculative bubbles can develop followed by devastating crashes. It is true that the Suharto regime was opaque and oppressive, but it is also true that the incomplete transition which has occurred took place at the cost of economic ruin for much of the population, a fact which will make the task of any successor regime enormously more difficult.The misreading of our contemporary circumstances is exemplified by Francis Fukuyama in his famous essay The End of History. He concludes from the fact that the conflict between two Enlightenment western ideologies, Liberalism and Marxism, has ended, so history has ended.In fact, the ending of the bipolar world has not in any sense been followed by global tranquillisation.On the contrary, the classical origins of war and competition, which had always been there even during the Cold War, have re-emerged very palpably and painfully in the form of conflicts over territory, ethnicity, religion and the control of natural resources. If anything, we have seen a return to history.Fukuyama also assumed that legitimate regimes all over the world would be exemplars of a single ‘democratic capitalism’. But there are several capitalisms and, under the impact of globalising competition, they are all mutating. In many cases, globalisation is producing not democracy but weak or collapsed states or semi-criminalised regimes.It is a great error to imagine that the spread of democracy over the past nine years is irreversible. People said that about its spread before the First World War, about Communism after the Second World War and about the expansion of Fascism between the wars. All those predictions turned out to be erroneous.center_img It is not going too far to say that in some European countries there is now a palpable risk that the classically flawed political responses to economic insecurity that we saw in the Thirties, such as scapegoating foreigners and minorities and growing hostility to concepts of freedom, could be reproduced in a different form now.Of course, unlike the Thirties, there are practically speaking no totalitarian regimes in the world and few mass movements, since we live in a period of mass political demobilisation.Yet, like the Thirties, anti-liberal parties, which had been on the margins excluded from the mainstream of political life, are starting to set the parameters within which the mainstream parties frame policy. We are not far from that situation in Austria or even in France, where the centre right is unravelling, and recent statements from the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) suggest that even in Germany, mainstream politicians are trying to appease the far right.This is a dangerous and combustible brew for European countries.Of all the factors which contribute to this, none is more important than mass unemployment. If it were to be the case, and let us hope that it is not, that the first few years of the euro saw a further increase in joblessness, there would be a serious risk that European institutions would become identified by significant sections of the electorate with mass unemployment.This would compromise the capacity of European institutions to respond to shocks. Within the EU itself, attempts to construct a single type of market economy across the continent is a hubristic goal. It either cannot be achieved or the costs of achieving it are higher than is commonly imagined.The European institutions presuppose that a single model of economic activity is appropriate within all the EU member states but, even as it stands now, the Union is exceedingly diverse.It encompasses the UK, which has long had an individualistic and outward-looking capitalism reinforced by 18 years of neo-liberal policies, along with the German Rhine model which, though reforming itself slowly, is still not converging with Anglo-Saxon capitalism, and Italian capitalism which, in the strong role it assigns family firms, is more like the Chinese variant than the Dutch, German or British models.For these reasons, I plead for a different economic model, one which accepts globalisation, is not Luddite and does not share the approach of some Greens, but which seeks to make globalisation work for human emancipation and well-being.The framework for achieving this should be plural, embody different cultural traditions and capitalisms and, above all, should not be confused with the Utopian project of constructing a universal free market.John Gray is Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. He has recently published “False Dawn”, a critique of globalisation.last_img read more

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China Navigation orders four handysize bulk carriers

first_img“These vessels will be operated in CNCo’s handysize bulkcarrier division in accordance with our vision to be the leading provider of sustainable shipping solutions and our customers’ partner of choice”, said Tim Blackburn, managing director of CNCo.”We have specifically focused on selecting the most fuel efficient handysize bulkcarrier design available today, designed by Finnish Naval Architects, Deltamarin, to deliver the lowest cost per tonne mile of any similar sized handy bulkcarrier. CNCo has also used its own experience to improve performance in port, while delivering ground-breaking fuel efficiency at normal operating speeds”, he claimed.The ships have five double skin cargo holds and are designed to carry bulk cargoes, grain, coal, concentrates, heavy general cargo, steel coils, steel slabs and a wide variety of heavy project cargoes.The tanktops are specifically strengthened for heavy cargoes and all holds have double skin hydraulic folding hatch covers and forced draft fans for cargo care. Four electric deck cranes are mounted on the centreline, each rated at 30 tonnes at maximum outreach of 26 m. All cranes can be combined for a maximum lift of 60 tonnes.”We are delighted to have won this newbuilding order from China Navigation”, said Ma Shixiong, managing director ofChengxi Shipyard. “We have developed expertise in building high specification bulkcarriers for other owners and are confident of building this highly economical handysize bulkcarrier on time and to China Navigation’s high expectations”, he added.Founded in 1872, CNCo serves the dry commodity industry’s ocean transportation and offshore logistics requirements in four distinct sectors which include shareholdings in C Bulk Carriers (CBC) (capesize and panamax bulkcarriers),Swire CTM Bulk Logistics (bulk transloaders), Mandarin Shipping (dry bulk ship investment) and the owned, controlled, managed and operated panamax transloader, Erawan.In addition to eight 31,000 dwt MPP newbuildings due for delivery in 2013, CNCo operates 30 ships, of which 17 are owned and managed, deployed in its multi-purpose liner shipping services in the Asia Pacific region trading as Swire Shipping.www.chinanav.comlast_img read more

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Domlec’s depreciation policy under review

first_imgGeneral Manager of DOMLEC Colin CoverThe Dominica Electricity company DOMLEC has applied for new depreciation rates months after it was granted two new licenses.Discussion began on Thursday  the Dominica Electricity Services (DOMLEC), the Independent Regulatory Commission (IRC) and the public on DOMLEC’s tariffs revision and depreciation policy.DOMLEC applied to the commission for a depreciation review prior to an application for review of their existing electricity rates.A depreciation rate study  executed by DOMLEC on December 31 2012, revealed that the equipment at DOMLEC can be used for much longer that previously indicated.General manager of Domlec Collin Cover believes if  the company’s proposal for new depreciation rate is approved, Dominicans could pay less for electricity annually.The proposal of new rates is part of the process towards the review of its tariffs.“Using the new rates that the Domlec is proposing the depreciation expense for 2013 would be $8.4 million dollars this means that if the new rates are agreed on the revenue requirement would decrease by 2.6 million dollars annually on average it won’t stay at 2.6 million dollars because every year as new equipment is added… the depreciation changes a little so this means if the new rate is adopted customers will be required to pay approximately $2.6 million dollars less annually for their electricity bills,” he said.Cover noted that Domlec’s tariff has not been reviewed in more than twenty years however he said the current state of affairs of the company has not been affected by that.Executive Director of the IRC Lancelot McCaskey told the consultation  at the Fort Young Hotel on Thursday that the depreciation  would  allow DOMLEC to recover the cost of their assets that they have put into the business.“What the IRC did in its Tariff document was say to DOMLEC that we recommend that you look at your depreciation regularly and provide the IRC depreciation studies that would be more in line with the cost of your assets and the useful life of those assets”, he said.Last year the IRC granted two 25 year licenses for the generation of electricity and for the transmission, distribution and supply of electricity in Dominica.If the new depreciation rates are agreed upon customers could pay less for electricity.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Tweet News Domlec’s depreciation policy under review by: – March 6, 2014center_img Share Share 79 Views   one commentlast_img read more

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Portsmouth woman wins over half a million dollars from DNL

first_img 1461 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring! LocalMoneyNews Portsmouth woman wins over half a million dollars from DNL by: – November 19, 2018center_img Kerishia Eve Roberts is the Super Six winner of Six Hundred and Ten Thousand from the Dominica National Lottery.Miss Roberts is twenty four years old and from the community of Portsmouth.Miss Roberts said she has been playing the lottery game for about five years, and is elated to be the winner of Super Six game.“Well I was happy and excited when I realized I won the jackpot. I want to say when you play the Dominica National Lottery winning is possible. I want to encourage everyone to take a chance and play Dominica National Lottery games,” Miss Roberts stated.Miss Roberts also stated that she owns a poultry farm and will invest in to it, said her winnings will be put into good use.Meantime Sales and Marketing Manager of the Dominica National Lottery Ken George says Miss Roberts is the first Super Six winner for 2018 and won her ticket by the quick pick method.“As normal we are always excited when we have to present winners with their winnings,” Mr. George said.Super Six is a game that is played in four Windward Islands Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Dominica. Share Sharelast_img read more

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Fireworks Allowed In Kenai For New Year’s Eve

first_imgFireworks are not allowed on public spaces like the beach, ballparks, etc. Fireworks are forbidden in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, except for planned, professional, permitted displays. Kenai Fire Chief Jeff Tucker is asking revelers to be careful and considerate: “General safety is the biggest concern. With the snow on the ground we’re not concerned about wildland fires, but anytime you use fireworks safety precautions need to be taken seriously. Have an extinguisher nearby, and don’t let children use them without parent supervision. If people take the right precautions fireworks can be used safely, and we just encourage people to do that.”  For more information contact the Kenai Fire Department at (907) 283-7666. Fireworks are to be used only for personal and private use on real property owned by the person, or other private property with the consent of the property owner. On the days of December 31st and January 1st only, a 48-hour period, a person over the age of eighteen may use salable fireworks within the City of Kenai. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the fourth year in a row, fireworks will be allowed within Kenai city limits this New Year’s Eve. Chief Tucker: “Outside of the City of Kenai fireworks are not allowed to be used, but within the city limits of Kenai you are allowed to use fireworks.” last_img read more

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I bet you Trump wouldn’t call Curry or Kaepernick a ‘S.O.B.’ to their face! (Bill Neal’s Column Sept. 27)

first_imgBILL NEAL:10—Game 3 of 16 on the road to “Stairway to Seven.” Back at my main spot…none–of–your–business! But here’s what you do need to know. It’s 12:30, a half hour before kickoff, and your Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they plan to do what I expected other teams to follow suit. They’re staying inside for the national anthem to hold, and I quote, “Their own ceremony.” C’mon, man. Are you kidding me. Hiding from the problem does not fix the problem. The team…every team, needs to stand or kneel in unity. I sure hope Tomlin didn’t make the call. I hope it came from above!:09—Oh right. You already know what I know. Eli Rodgers gives up the ball on a punt and the Bears walk it in on six plays. This is one of the reasons many people go into this game with one eye open and one eye closed. On the road, preparation, or lack thereof, turnovers, taking the other team lightly…Look, you give any team in the NFL a chance to win and they’ll take it. And the Bears did, handing your Steelers their first loss of the season.:08—Back to the flag. Look, I’m man enough to say it. I’m no revolutionary. I am not sure that I can go all in…give up everything, money, cars, house, lifestyle…I’d like to think I could, but I don’t know. So as a result, I am not going to condemn all the NFL and NBA players for their lack thereof, but now you can understand the power that the great Jim Brown brought to bear when he told Paul Brown and the Cleveland Browns to shove it, at the height of his career when he was the greatest running back on both planets, or the incredible amount of courage it took for “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali, to put the world on its heels when he could “Handcuff lightning and throw thunder in jail!” And lord knows every pro athlete on the planet owes Curt Flood a weekly paycheck. Truth be told, Colin Kaepernick went all in. He’s the revolutionary that there needs to be more of.:07—Last thing and I’ll let it go. Seventy percent of all NFL players are Black. Three-fourths of the NBA is Black. Imagine what they could do if they all took a knee together. They would close shop. I’m just sayin’!!!:06—Speaking of greatness, or not, and I want to be careful here because people died around this guy. The daughter of Aaron Hernandez is suing the NFL for her daddy’s shortcomings? Clearly the family is going for the gold. I get that, but man, talk about a life and great talent wasted.:05—End of the first half of the Steelers/Bears game. Shades of Leon Lett, or even closer to home, shades of Dave Smith. Now, Little Johnny, you understand why you go hard 100 percent until the whistle blows. Hoo-Rah! (And yet the Bears managed to get three points out of it.):04—I know you’ve been waiting to hear this. You say you haven’t, but I know you have so here you go. Yep! It’s Movie Review time. The movie “It,” didn’t see it, won’t see it, don’t need it. The movie “Mother,” every cat out there reading this knows to leave that movie alone or you’ll get a long list of stuff to do (just kidding, mom). “American Assassin” is the best thing going and I only gave it three basketballs. Too predictable and too many mistakes in the movie’s script. No Jason Bourne here.:03—The first annual “Great Savoy Car Show” brought to you by Achieving Greatness Inc., Chuck Sanders Charities, the Savoy restaurant with supermanagers Gary White, Kedron and special help from the United Rays Corvette Club, was a big hit. We’ll show you some photos in a future edition of the Courier.:02—You’ve heard a lot about the Pittsburgh City League Hall of Fame class for 2017. Here are your special award categories. *Honoring the Deceased—Walter Gross, Charlie Betts, Harold Pool, Eugene Massaro, Cedrick Hill and Tom Moul. *Community Service Award—Dr. Gloria Hill, The Dr. Helen Faison Education Award—Bill Hillgrove, The Eddie Jefferies Media Award—Elbert Kennedy, The Pete Dimperio Legends Award and Kevin Parker, The Maurice Lucas Courage Award. *City League Coaches Induction—Leroy Dillard, Joe Knapth, Fred Lucas, George Rieley and Michelle Megarry *And The Legends of the Game—Billy Betts, Horace Nelson, John Brewer, Felix Petrazula, Paul Champlin and Ray Hooper. See it all Saturday, Oct. 7 at the August Wilson Center. Reception at 6 p.m., showtime is 7 p.m. Only 187 tickets left. Call AGI at 412-628-4856, Curt Hefflin at 412-613-9136 or Fred Lucas at 412-989-7664.:01—I don’t know much, but I know this, I’ll bet you everything I own, and it ain’t much, if Donald Trump was in a room with Kaepernick, Stephen Curry or LeBron, he wouldn’t call them “S.O.B.” then! He’s crazy, but he ain’t stupid.:00—GAME OVER. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierlast_img read more

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Nelson Toyota, Northport meet again in WKMBL Final

first_imgJeremy Phelan scored 24 points and Mike Vance added 23 to lead Nelson Toyota.The winners opened a 56-40 lead in the second half before Empire rallied to make the game close. Nelson Toyota led 37-32 at halftime.Chase Rickaby scored 21 while bother Addison added 16 for Empire.Nelson Toyota defeated Kootenay Co-op 75-67 to advance to the semi final round while Empire outlasted DeVitos 104-100.In consolation play, Ryan McKinnon scored a game high 43 points to lead DeVitos past Kootenay Co-op  86-81. Joel DeVito added 18 points for the winners. It will be a rematch of last season in the West Kootenay Men’s Basketball League.Nelson Toyota and Northport, Wash., won their respective divisions to advance to the League Final Monday at Mount Sentinel High School Gymnasium. Nelson Toyota edged Northport in 2018 in a high-scoring affair at Selkirk College in Castlegar.Nelson Toyota edged Empire 75-69 Monday at the LVR Hangar while Northport knocked off Mota Automotive 89-71 in Rossland.last_img read more

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Lurgybrack Autism Centre boosted by ‘Race Across America’ equipment

first_imgLurgybrack Autism Centre were delighted to welcome Arthur McMahon, Gerard Callaghan, Gavin Harris, Boyd Robinson and Grace Ann McGarvey from The Donegal Oil Foundation to the school.Last summer, the team of four local men, supported by a large crew from all over Donegal, cycled 3,000 miles across America, from Oceanside in California to Annapolis in Maryland, in the World’s Toughest Bicycle Race. In doing so, they raised money for schools in Donegal which cater for children on the Autism Spectrum.Lurgybrack Autism Centre gratefully received €1,000 worth of funding for active equipment for the children.Lurgybrack Autism Centre were delighted to take delivery of three wonderful bikes and a foot twister, all supplied locally by LK Bikes – fantastic resources which will encourage the children to become more active, provide them with a fun way to exercise as well as supporting their physical and emotional development. “The school wish the express their sincere thanks to Arthur McMahon, Managing Director of Donegal Oil Company, to the Donegal Oil Cycling Team and everyone involved in The Foundation for their support,” the school said.Lurgybrack Autism Centre boosted by ‘Race Across America’ equipment was last modified: February 2nd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arthur McMahonBoyd RobinsonDonegal Oil FoundationGavin HarrisGerard CallaghanGrace Ann McGarveyLurgybrack Autism Centrelast_img read more

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