Twitter A County Derry construction company that specialises in rapid housing delivery have announced plans to target the Irish housing market.Fasthouse, based in Limavady, construct the majority of their builds off-site and recently completed 4 hundred and 70 holiday lodges for the Centreparks leisure venue in Longford in under 9 months.They’re now in talks to work in the housing market south of the border, something that requires new methods, according to the company’s Managing Director Stephen Bell…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/fasthouse.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Limavady ‘fast build’ company to target Republic housing market AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – November 28, 2018 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleSeventh goal of the season for Ronan CurtisNext articleGarda injured in Castleblaney incident is from Letterkenny News Highland Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
A ruptured anterior cruciate ligament means it has been over a year since the 25-year-old last played, but that has not prevented speculation about a summer move mounting. Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool were among those to have reportedly shown an interest, but Rodriguez has dashed their hopes by agreeing a new deal at Southampton. The England international’s contract was due to expire next summer, but he has now penned an extension taking him through to 2019. “I’m delighted,” Rodriguez said. “It’s a great club and we’ve done amazingly this year. “It’s been a tough year for myself being out, but I’m really delighted to sign the contract. It’s now about looking forward to the future. “The medical staff have all worked tirelessly with me, so this is great news. I just want to carry on improving now and to try to get some game time.” The last of Rodriguez’s 76 Southampton appearances came at Manchester City last April, when an awkward fall ended his World Cup dreams. That injury has kept him out ever since but the forward could well make a first-team return before the season comes to a close. Rodriguez’s return will be a big boost for Southampton, while his renewed commitment to the club is a welcome development following last summer’s unparalleled talent drain. “This is very good news for the club because there was some speculation about Jay and interest from other big clubs, so it is a compliment to the club that we have an agreement,” manager Ronald Koeman told Southampton’s official YouTube channel. “It has been a difficult time for Jay who has been doing everything to come back in a good shape. “It’s a good start to the summer business for us because it shows that everyone here is convinced by what we want to achieve.” Rodriguez was not the only Southampton player approaching the last year of their contract, with Nathaniel Clyne also in the same position. Speculation about the right-back has increased in recent months, with Manchester United strongly linked with a summer move for the England international. The fact Clyne is out of contract next summer has fuelled talk and Saints manager Koeman has repeatedly underlined the importance of knowing whether he would sign a new and improved deal or not. Executive director Les Reed planned to sit down with the full-back after Saturday’s defeat to Leicester and it appears there is a chance he could yet stay on the south coast. Previous talks over extending Clyne’s contract have stalled, but Press Association Sport understands negotiations over a new deal have reopened. Whether a deal can be struck is another matter, but the resumption of talks is a positive move given it appeared all but certain the 24-year-old would be heading for the exit. Press Association Jay Rodriguez has ended speculation over his future by signing a new and improved contract at Southampton, keeping him at St Mary’s until 2019.
Nine consecutive victories. It sounds good. But every one of those L.A. Clippers victories has come against teams currently under .500. — some of them way under.Yes, the past eight of wins have come without injured forward Blake Griffin, so that is commendable. Even with Griffin, the Clippers have yet to come up with what most would consider a significant victory this season.Although the Clippers (25-13) have come close to beating the best in the Western Conference — think Golden State, San Antonio and Oklahoma City — with a healthy Griffin, they haven’t.They’ve also lost to Toronto (24-15) and Chicago (22-14), the Nos. 2 and 3 teams in the East, respectively. The subject was broached Tuesday at practice. “I think we’re good enough; we know it,” Rivers said. “We’ve been there before, you know that? And I think our guys pretty much know we’re going to be a good team and headed that way.”Reserve guard Austin Rivers fielded similar questions. Like his father, he scoffed.“People keep focusing on that,” the younger Rivers said. “We’re just playing who’s in front of us. We don’t pick our schedule. People are like, ‘You won nine in a row, but who did you play?’ We played who we played. We’re supposed to beat whoever we play.“And the bottom line is, we were on the road a lot, too. We won a lot of road games. We went on a 5-0 (recent) road trip, so that gave us a ton of confidence right there. We have beaten top teams this year. We’ve beaten Dallas, we’ve beaten Memphis. We know we could do it.”Victories over Dallas (22-16) and Memphis (21-18) are among the team’s best. The Clippers also have two wins over Detroit (21-16). None of the three team, though, is cream-of-the-crop material.Interestingly, point guard Chris Paul was more receptive to this whole notion of beating one of the league’s best.“It would be nice, you know what I mean?” he said. “But we just need to win in general no matter who we’re playing against. One thing you learn about this league is that you’re trying to get playoff position.“But if you beat a team four times during the regular season, it means absolutely nothing if you don’t beat them in the postseason. So the answer to that is kind of two-part — yeah and no.” Scouting the HeatThe Heat figure to be a difficult opponent for the Clippers. They’re 22-16, coming off a narrow 111-103 loss at Golden State on Monday. The Heat trailed by just three points heading into the fourth quarter.“Man, It’s going to be a tough matcup,” said Paul, who is good friends with Miami’s Dwyane Wade. “They’ve got some good leaders.”The Heat are led by forward Chris Bosh (19.1 ppg), shooting guard Wade (18.5 ppg), point guard Goran Dragic (12.3 ppg, 5.0 apg) and center Hassan Whiteside (12.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg).Whiteside, averaging a league-high 3.8 blocks, is questionable with a knee injury.Griffin updateAll Doc Rivers said about Griffin on Tuesday is that he’s “progressing.” There is still no date for his return from a partially torn left quad tendon. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Coach Doc Rivers was asked specifically if his team needs a win over an elite team to cement its growing confidence.“Yes, in the playoffs,” he said.It doesn’t matter now?“No, it really doesn’t,” Rivers said. “I think when we get to the playoffs, we’re going to really need to beat an elite team. Other than that, I don’t know.”Rivers was pressed, and queried as to whether his team could draw positivity from such a win. That way it would know it could do it.
June Mar Fajardo, the most dominant big man in the Gilas lineup, has begged off from joining the squad in the Fiba Asia Championship that unfolds next week in Lebanon after straining his calf in San Miguel Beer’s PBA game last Wednesday.San Miguel team officials furnished Gilas coach Chot Reyes a copy of Fajardo’s medical report with the 6-foot-10 center needing at least two weeks of rest before the injury is evaluated again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa was furnished the same copy of Fajardo’s medical report.Fajardo was ordered to immediately rest and missed the Beermen’s crucial game against Star on Friday night. Pirates still unbeaten Without Fajardo, the Beermen lost for the first time in three games in the Governors’ Cup, 104-98, and dropped to a tie with defending champion Ginebra at 2-1.The Hotshots zoomed to their third straight win to tie idle Meralco at second behind NLEX’s 4-0 start.Fajardo last played for Gilas in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association championship almost two months ago in Manila.His withdrawal from the team comes as a big blow after Gilas already failed to get naturalized center Andray Blatche on board, with the former Brooklyn Net in the NBA fearing for his security in Beirut.Gilas has been bracketed with China, Iraq and Qatar in Beirut, with the Filipinos to open up against the powerhouse Chinese on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ For the Philippines to advance outright to the quarterfinals, it would need to sweep its first three games, otherwise, the Filipinos would be relegated to a qualifying round to get to the quarterfinals.The good thing about resting Fajardo now is that he could be 100 percent ready for the World Cup Qualifying.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The injury bug just bit Gilas Pilipinas and got the Filipinos’ best man in the middle.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View comments
TICKETS are selling fast for the hilarious play ‘Widows’ Paradise’ which will be staged in the Cross Hall, Killygordon on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of November.This three-act comedy by Sam Cree features a cast entirely made up of locals, most of whom are new to the stage and all proceeds will go towards the Christmas lights for the Cross.Priced at €10/€8, tickets can be purchased at the parochial hall on 20th, 24th, 25th, 31st of October and 1st of November between 6 and 7 pm each night. Tickets are also available in all shops, bars and cafe in the village. Almost 30 years since the last play in the area, this farcical comedy is set in the 70s and the action takes place in a seaside caravan with five ladies embarking on a strictly Women Only holiday.All goes well until a case of ‘mistaken caravan’ puts five males into the mix – can the widowers cope with the male invasion or will all hell break loose? Directed by Kathleen Browne and Paddy Mc Menamin, both from Ballybofey, this is certainly a show not to be missed.The cast is Dean Gillespie (Harry), Majella Sweeney (Ruby), Olivia Kelly (Lucy), Jessica Kelly (Sylvia), Jacinta McCarron (Vanessa), Eloise Gillespie (Rachael), Maurice O’Donnell (Ernie), John Kelly, Dromore (John), Troy Devaney (Wilfred) and Aidan Mullan (Alan).‘Widows’ Paradise’ to be first play in Cross Hall for 30 years was last modified: October 17th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:Cross Halldonegal
Members of the Irish Defence Forces could have hairs plucked out to test for illegal drugs as part of their new €130,000 screening process.The Defence Forces have put out a tender in search of a company to take over their drug testing programme for the next four years.According to a report online, soldiers currently only have to go through urine testing but the tender for the new programme says that a requirement for hair testing may arise. Urine testing has a very short window of detection and can only pick up drug use that occurred in the last few days.However, hair tests can pick up drugs that were taken up to 90 days before the screening.The chosen firm will carry out between 20 and 30 workplace drug testing operations per year in barracks across the country.They will select troops at random and with the aim of examining around 2,000 per year. Testing will also take place at a tiny number of overseas locations where Irish military is currently on peacekeeping missions.The Defence Forces estimate that the new screening process will cost €130,000 excluding VAT.A spokesman told the Irish Sun: “Compulsory random drug testing has been in use in the Defence Forces for well over ten years.The unlawful possession, supply, or use, of a controlled drug, is incompatible with membership of the Defence Forces.”Earlier this year, it was revealed that 78 soldiers failed drug tests over the last ten years. Some 62 soldiers were sacked after failing the tests with 16 other members of the Defence Forces staying in their positionsMembers of Irish Defences could have hairs pluck under new drug screening process was last modified: August 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
28 July 2014A South African business delegation arrived in Bangkok on Sunday on the first leg of a trade and investment mission to Thailand and Taiwan.The mission, organised and sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), will give the South African delegates – representing companies in the agro-processing, jewellery and automotive sectors – the opportunity to introduce their products and services directly to buyers in high-growth Asian markets.The delegation will participate in various business-to-business meetings, site visits and trade and investment seminars in both countries.Golden Touch Manufacturing Jewellers, based in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, is one of 18 companies taking part in the mission. Company director Mbulelo Singapi told the DTI that his company was looking forward exchanging business ideas with local businesspeople.Singapi said that, despite being a small manufacturer, Golden Touch had the capacity to scale up production, and would be able to meet any order they might secure in Thailand or Taiwan.Another participant, Pitto Limited, grows export-quality grapes along the Orange River outside Kakamas in the Northern Cape. Commercial manager Lorna Basson said this was the sixth DTI-sponsored mission that the company was taking part in.“Out of the five trips in which we participated, we managed to establish solid trading relations in countries like China, Germany, Poland, and Ghana,” Basson said, adding that Pitto was currently exporting to China, Poland and Ghana.She said the DTI’s missions had given her company “direct access to foreign markets, and cut on a lot of costs since there are no third party agents involved. It is also a great opportunity for us to trade in person and sustain our foreign export relations”.According to the DTI, South African exports to Thailand totalled R4.6-billion in 2013, while imports – nearly half of which were vehicle components – totalled R26.5-billion.Total trade between Taiwan and South Africa was worth R21.7-billion in 2013, with a trade balance of R3.7-million in favour of South Africa.SAinfo reporter
18 December 2015As the December break begins, the Department of Home Affairs has launched a campaign to urge all South Africans to make sure they are “travel ready” before they go on holiday – particularly if they are travelling with children.Find out more about new requirements for children travelling through South African ports of entry – effective 1 June 2015 – on the Department of Home Affairs website.SouthAfrica.info reporter
I was born in the city and so was my daughter. This is also the city where I co-founded both my companies. So Bangalore to me is home in more ways than one. I grew up in traditional Bangalore (Jayanagar). Over the years I have also lived in the colonial,I was born in the city and so was my daughter. This is also the city where I co-founded both my companies. So Bangalore to me is home in more ways than one. I grew up in traditional Bangalore (Jayanagar). Over the years I have also lived in the colonial bastion, in the cantonment area (Cooke Town), and am now settled in the exuberant bustle of new Bangalore (Bannerghatta Road). Bangalore is a young, liberal, cosmopolitan and fun-loving city. Its quintessential weather is just a welcome bonus.I am proud to be a part of its artistic, technological, social and cultural journey. Having taken to running as a sport more recently, the lovely trails in and around Bangalore make it worth the traffic congestions that one has to often endure. The verdant environs of Cubbon Park, Lalbagh, and trails such as near the Decathlon on Sarjapur Road (many of these trails are fast disappearing though), Bylekere Peacock Reserve, and the rolling hills of Kanakapura, allow runners the space to practice. I am looking forward to running the full Bangalore marathon later on this year. Bangalore is also close to nearby trails such as the Kaveri Trail, which is along the River Kaveri and cuts through the Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary. My entire team at Theramyt have also registered for many running events this year and completed events like the recent 10K run in the city.Today, Bangalore is also home to many start-ups, and the entrepreneurial spirit is pervasive in the city. The culture of creativity, self-expression and enterprise has been fostered by the larger framework established by the city’s excellent institutions and think tanks. The setting up of Inbiopro was a huge learning experience. I prepared for that role by taking up the Executive MBA programme at IIM Bangalore. When we sold Inbiopro to Strides Arcolabs five years later, my business partner, Sohang Chatterjee, and I were ready to get out there again and do something new. That is why we set up Theramyt Novobiologics, to address a different domain in biologics of Biobetters and NBE’s. I believe that as a community, we need to strive towards a stable ecosystem of transparency, ecological balance, sustainability and social relevance in the start-ups we create.advertisementThe writer is director and COO at Theramyt Novobiologics.