Work progressing on Fintra Bridge

first_img Google+ Google+ Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – October 10, 2018 Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Work progressing on Fintra Bridge News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleVAT increase hospitality sector going to hit Donegal hard – CopeNext articleShort Stay Ward at LUH to reopen – Mc Hugh News Highland Pinterest Further progress is being made on the new Fintra Bridge with three design options presented at a workshop this week. When completed, it will link the South Donegal area to the Glencolmcille area and has been described as another vital infrastructural link for both residents and tourists alike.The proposed designs are currently being discussed by Council Officials and Engineers and they are to meet with local land owners before it goes to public consultation.Local Cllr Michael Naughten says its a crucial project and hopes that it will move quickly:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/naughtenfintra.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Fourteen Vermont businesses receive $14,000 to attend national trade shows

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Today the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) announced the recipients of second round funding from the Trade Show Assistance Grant Program, an initiative of the agency’s Domestic Export Program designed to assist Vermont food and forest businesses in making and maintaining connections with buyers, brokers and distributors via out-of-state trade shows.  A total of $14,000 was awarded to fourteen Vermont businesses to attend trade shows in New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco and to exhibit their Vermont-made products in front of thousands of regional and national buyers.The 2016 (Round 2) Trade Show Assistance Grant Awardees Include:                                        Company                                                             Trade Show & Location                                                 Grant AmountBee’s Wrap,                                                        NY NOW Show in New York, NY                                                  $2,000Cloudfarm,                                                          National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, NV                            $2,000Gringo Jack’s,                                                     Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, CA                      $1,000Kimball Brook Farm,                                        Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, NY                           $1,000Kingdom Creamery,                                        Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, NY                           $1,000Sugar Bob’s Finest Kind,                                Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, NY                           $1,000Shacksbury Cider,                                             Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, NY                           $1,000Sidehill Farm,                                                     Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, NY                           $1,000Small Batch Organics,                                     Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, NY                           $1,000Stonecutter Spirits,                                          WhiskyFest New York in New York, NY                                    $600Tavernier Chocolates,                                     Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, NY                           $400The Vermont Switchel Co.,                           New England Made in Portland, ME                                         $1,000Vermont Sweetwater Bottling Co.,            Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, NY                           $1,000The Agency of Ag also announced a third solicitation period for trade show assistance grant applications beginning March 1st 2016, in which an additional $14,000 will be available to Vermont food and forest product businesses to exhibit at out-of-state trade shows for the first time. Applications are available online and are due by 4 pm on Tuesday March 29.  Before applying, applicants must read the request for applications: http://agriculture.vermont.gov/domestic_export/trade_show_grant_application(link is external).The Domestic Export Program represents a collaborative effort between the Vermont Agencies of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) to connect Vermont producers with out-of-state buyers and provide technical assistance to convert these connections into sustainable business relationships. Funding for the first Trade Show Assistance Grant Program was appropriated by the Vermont Legislature in 2014 to provided matching grants and technical assistance to 25 Vermont producers to attend 15 different trade shows in 10 different states. The second and third rounds of the Trade Show Assistance Grant Program have been made possible by funding from the Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB). Inspired by the impact of the first round of grants allocated to Vermont businesses in 2014, which resulted in over 1,000 sales leads and $1 million increase in projected annual sales among the 25 grantees, the WLEB board approved a $25,000 investment in the Trade Show Assistance Grant Program over the course of 2015-2016.“The Domestic Export Program provides critical support to Vermont businesses working to expand product sales out of state,” said Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross.  “And the Trade Show Assistance Grant is one of the highest impact tools in the Domestic Export toolbox.  We are thrilled to be partnering with the Working Lands Enterprise Board to help more Vermont companies learn about trade show opportunities, and exhibit their Vermont-made products in front of thousands of regional and national buyers.”About the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets: VAAFM facilitates, supports and encourages the growth and viability of agriculture in Vermont while protecting the working landscape, human health, animal health, plant health, consumers and the environment.  www.Agriculture.Vermont.Gov(link is external)last_img read more

Serve deaf clients better ‘or face claims’

first_imgLaw firms could face unlimited discrimination claims from deaf and hard of hearing people if they continue failing to make ‘reasonable adjustments’, consumer watchdogs have warned. They claim that many deaf clients feel they have to ‘win a battle with their own advisers’ before they can succeed in a legal action, blaming firms’ ‘lack of preparation and consideration’ and failure to take into account their special needs. This slowness to engage with deaf clients prompted some 1,380 complaints and enquiries to the Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) law centre between August 2007 and September 2011, with a further 429 received in the first seven months of 2011-2012. Most queries related to employment and welfare benefits, and to ­discrimination in the provision of goods and services. Britain has over 10 million people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Mounting concerns over discrimination have led to the announcement within the last month of two initiatives to improve ‘deaf awareness’. According to Legal Choices, Silent Process, published by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Legal Services Consumer Panel and Action on Hearing Loss, deaf clients often find that legal materials are not adapted for their needs and there are barriers to communication, such as badly maintained loop systems and poorly lit rooms. Firms often fail to provide sign language interpreters when requested, and there is confusion over who should pay for them, the report says. The SRA says it will be issuing best-practice guidelines to address these issues, including online ‘deaf awareness’ training covering interpreting services, how the law applies, and different ways of communicating with deaf people. Case law and legal principles will be illustrated with videos, along with ­common points of law and its vocabulary. RAD law centre head Rob Wilks told the Gazette that RAD is also to launch an initiative to ‘educate the legal profession as to the needs of the deaf community’. He said: ‘In addition to CPD-accredited training and workshops, we will be establishing a charter to which law firms committed to providing a service to deaf people can aspire to sign up to. It is intended that this will become the definitive UK benchmark for law firms and other providers to deaf people.’last_img read more

Low-key Tyler Haws eyes Jimmer Fredette, BYU scoring record

first_imgPROVO, Utah (AP) — Tyler Haws was on his Mormon mission in the Philippines when Jimmer Fredette was setting BYU’s scoring record. Haws played alongside Fredette as a freshman, but was disconnected from the team in 2010 while serving his two-year mission.Letters from his dad kept Haws — a Utah-born, lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — in the loop, but the Legend of Jimmer had spread throughout the world and local LDS members spread the tales. Fredette averaged a nation-high 28.9 points during the 2010-11 season and was named the NCAA Player of the Year while leading the Cougars to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1981.Fredette finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,599 points and hordes of fans with no connection to BYU. Four seasons later, Haws, third in the nation with 22.4 points per game, is quietly seven points from breaking that record.The Cougars play Portland on Thursday.Whereas Fredette was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in consecutive issues and was a national media darling, Haws has done most of his work in relative anonymity.“I never thought I’d be near the scoring record,” Haws said. “My game’s not the flashy, drive baseline and dunk on you. I just try to be efficient in what I do. I’ve got my pull-up, midrange game and try to get to line.“I think some of those things contribute to why I fly under the radar. But I play hard every game and feel like I’m efficient in what I do.”Not only does Haws and Fredette, whose long-range abilities were made for highlight reels, score in different ways, but their paths were extremely different. Fredette didn’t take a Mormon mission, but his massive popularity helped spread word of the LDS church. Haws spent two years in the Philippines, away from basketball. He gained 30 pounds at one point, but returned 10 pounds lighter. Haws didn’t know what his game would look like after a two-year hiatus.“You do have those doubts,” Haws said. “Two years is a long time away from a sport you’ve played your whole life. … I felt like I grew up a lot on my mission and learned lots of leadership skills. Learned how to talk to people. Learned how to stay mentally strong.“I came back and it was a really slow process getting back into shape. But my shot came back pretty quick and just slowly I got back in to basketball shape. When my sophomore year started, I felt like I was a better player.”Portland coach Eric Reveno watched Haws drop 48 on the Pilots in their home gym last year. He described the 6-foot-5, 195-pounder as a complete player that will “bully” a smaller defender, but still has 3-point range.“Looking back, we did a pretty good job,” Reveno said. “To say you did a good job on a guy and he got 48, that’s a pretty good compliment.”Those close to Haws said his success stems from the ability to narrow his focus to the goal of each day. That’s why he never got caught up in chasing the scoring record. That’s how he was able to put together a 60-game streak of scoring double digits — the third longest in school history.His dad, Marty, said Tyler has always been that way. He was that way when the two would spend hours in their church gym with Tyler shooting hundreds of jumpers — the same gym where that midrange game was perfected. The gym wasn’t wide enough for 3-point shots from the wing, so options were limited. J.J. Redick and Richard Hamilton were players with efficient midrange games he looked up to.The two speak daily and both are eager for the record to be in the past.“It’s not something to get caught up in,” Marty said. “We’re going to try to enjoy the moment and hopefully it comes in a win … and a winning season. At some point I’m going to suggest Tyler look back at it and feel really good about it. It is significant. It’s a major achievement.“It’s kind of weird, but it’s probably a little microcosm of life. If you go into something chasing that, it’ll probably slip through your fingers. I don’t think that was ever necessarily the goal. The goal is to be productive and the goal is to help your team.”last_img read more