The Owenteskna Kilcar water supply in South Donegal has been removed from the EPA Remedial Action List (RAL) following a €3.8M upgrade.The water supply scheme serves over 2,700 customers in Owenteskna and Kilcar. Inclusion in the RAL signified that the supply had serious deficiencies and action was required to reduce risks.The Irish Water upgrade involved the building of a new treatment system to address screening and disinfection issues in the source at Lough Nalughraman. A new state of the art water treatment plant and reservoir were constructed. The new treatment system includes UV disinfection to mitigate against the risk of contamination from Cryptosporidium.Irish Water have today confirmed that customers in the south west area of Donegal now have a reliable supply of high quality drinking water in compliance with requirements set out in the European Union Drinking Water Directive and National Drinking Water Regulations.Works are continuing on the six other Donegal water supplies Cashilard, Creeslough, Glenties-Ardara, Greencastle, Letterkenny and Milford Letterkenny. Is it expected that all schemes will be completed and removed from the RAL by the EPA by year’s end.Owenteskna/Kilcar water supply removed from EPA at-risk list was last modified: February 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
The Catamount School, a collaborative effort of Western Carolina University and Jackson County Public Schools, will hold two information sessions for parents as enrollment begins for the 2018-19 school year.The first session will take place Tuesday, April 10, while the second session is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1. Both sessions begin at 6 p.m. in Room 24 of the Catamount School, located on the campus of Smoky Mountain High School in Sylva.The innovative laboratory school for up to 75 students in sixth through eighth grades opened in August 2017. It is designed to help enrolled students transition into high school through implementation of a “whole school, whole community, whole child” approach. The school’s principal and its teachers are employees of WCU, while the public school system provides transportation and lunch for students.For more information, contact the WCU College of Education and Allied Professions at 828-227-7311.
I’ve joined the 9rules Network, a community of high quality weblogs and websites. Here’s the announcement from Paul Scrivens, 9rules’ inspirational CEO. The 9rules Network is very similar to what I described as my ideal blog network a few weeks ago: “a group of niche bloggers, each with their own unique look n’ feel but collectively part of a branded network of like minds.” In fact that was what attracted the attention of 9rules to my blog in the first place.Here’s how it works. I keep 100% ownership and control of my blog, which is very important to me. But I get to join a community of quality websites, which has opportunities for network advertising. It also gives my blog wider coverage, especially in the design community. Best of all, the network members help each other out – e.g. I could use some design help and in return I’m happy to give writing advice and tips.The 9rules community is very strong in web design – there are a lot of beautifully designed websites in the network. I’m hoping to learn a lot from the community in that respect, because to be frank my blog design looks plain in comparison. On the other hand, I pride myself on writing top quality and original content on the topic of Web Technology. So I hope that my content inspires others and that I introduce some of the 9rules community to my niche interests (Web 2.0, Social Media). I think there’ll be a lot of quid pro quo. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market richard macmanus Tags:#Blogging#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
An investigation is underway into a structure fire Tuesday night in Jefferson City.It happened on Cherry Street and took crews about two hours to put out.Jeff City fire fighters say they found heavy smoke on the first floor of the home, and that the bulk of the fire was coming from the basement. No one was hurt.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Researchers are always looking for better ways to predict volcanic hazards. Now, some scientists are turning to a seldom-studied phenomenon: eruption acoustics. It turns out that the noises made by volcanoes and humanmade rockets or jets have very similar sounds. Similar, because jets and eruptions work in much the same way: Material inside a chamber overpressurizes until it bursts through an opening—a nozzle in the case of rockets, or a volcanic vent. Because rockets are engineered so that fuel and air flow are precisely calculated, careful evaluation of eruption sounds should help determine the amount of material erupted, say researchers presenting at a poster session today at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Using infrasound microphones, the team has already confirmed that the sounds produced just outside a small vent at Aso volcano in Japan are analogous to those that boom through a rocket’s nozzle. Next up: Find a bigger eruption, and collect enough data to make models that could predict the consequences once a volcano has blown.
When can India get Olympics Gold MedalAs the Olympics draw near again, the question once again looms large – “Are we going to win a gold medal?” After which everyone will simply jump on the “one billion people and not one gold medal” bandwagon. There are countless problems we face,When can India get Olympics Gold MedalAs the Olympics draw near again, the question once again looms large – “Are we going to win a gold medal?” After which everyone will simply jump on the “one billion people and not one gold medal” bandwagon. There are countless problems we face and innumerable reasons why we are at the bottom of the sports world.Rather than diving into all the “wrongs”, I want to focus on the positives and the few bright spots. Inherently, as a country, India has been somewhat competitive in disciplines that combine skill, strategy and physical power. Tennis, badminton, archery, shooting and boxing are some of the sports where, if we do things right, we have a realistic chance of winning. We have been competitive in the junior levels of these disciplines and it is just a matter of time before we extend the athletes, development process to the senior levels. FROM OUR FILESAUGUST 31, 1984 Indian Sport: An Olympian Fiasco India doesn’t figure in the final medal tally at Los Angeles.”I think Indians have a tendency to over-react in any game.” Prakash Padukone, former badminton player, in 1981Norman Pritchard bagged two silver medals for the country in1900, when India first participated in the Olympics.Unfortunately, in sports that depend purely on physical power, we are light years behind. Swimming, track and field, and gymnastics have become more of a “science” now and we haven’t been able to keep pace. We still follow archaic training methods, hence we are nowhere.advertisementThe word “impossible” is not in my vocabulary, but to be able to succeed, we have to start at the grassroot level and monitor everything from nutrition to physical development. Athletes have to be nurtured in a very controlled environment.Thomas Gaines said, “Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier.” That is exactly the premise behind setting up the Mittal Champions Trust, funded by Lakshmi Mittal, in which I am a trustee. It focuses solely on winning the country a gold medal.The conventional way is to develop kids from the ground up. However, due to the time constraint, we are following a different model. We have handpicked the best, who have the ability to win us a gold, and we hope their success will inspire others, particularly youngsters, to soar to great heights.It is said that a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step, and that is what this initiative is all about. In order to change the face of sports in our country, we have to join hands and make a collective effort to attain a common goal. It is this sort of teamwork that will help us win many medals at the Olympics. As Marian Edelman rightly said, “We must not, in trying to think how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make, which, over time, add up to a big difference we often cannot foresee.”(The writer is a tennis ace who has won six Grand Slam titles.)
On Monday, November 3, Miranda Lambert joined PEDIGREE during country music’s biggest week at the Pedigree Adoption Suite to help support the adoption of shelter dogs.Miranda Lambert is celebrating two passions this week – music and shelter dogs.Attendees mixed and mingled with Miranda to learn more about the See what good food can do campaign and watch behind-the-scenes footage from Miranda’s documentary-style short film. Adoptable dogs from local shelter partner, Metro Animal Care and Control, were on-site to bring friendly furry faces to Miranda’s big week and show the importance of finding forever homes for shelter dogs everywhere.Video: Pedigree | Love a Shelter Pet: A Miranda Lambert Story (Short Version)
Officials are weeding out the winners and the losers.Starting Monday, the City of Calgary will start looking at approving or rejecting cannabis store applications.The city began accepting applications in April, and 260 of those requests are now being reviewed.Prospective pot shop owners had to get a business licence, development and building permits, a police check, and apply to the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.There is some competition: by-laws say pot stores must be 300 metres from each other, 150 metres from schools and shelters, and 30 metres way from places of worship, pawn shops and payday loan stores. An interactive map shows clusters of requests in Kensington, the Beltline and on 17 Avenue.The City’s Senior Project Lead Brand MacInnis will be answering questions Monday morning at City Hall about how the decisions will be made, and the appeal process.There will also be an update on other steps the city will take to meet the October 17 federal deadline to legalize marijuana.
GROTON, Conn. — A government report recommends the Navy give more submarine repair work to private yards to save money.The study released Monday by the Government Accountability Office found that the Navy hadn’t “effectively allocated maintenance work between public and private shipyards,” The Day of New London, Connecticut, reported . Attack submarines lost more than 10,000 operational days in the past 10 years because of idle time, according to the GAO. The missed days cost the Navy $1.5 billion.The GAO suggests the Navy use private shipyards like Electric Boat to balance the load, despite the Navy’s claims that public yards are less expensive.“The Navy may have options to mitigate this idle time and maintenance delays by leveraging private shipyard capacity for repair work,” the GAO report concludes.Democratic U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy called the report a “wakeup call for the Navy” in a statement Monday.Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and other legislators requested the report following congressional hearings on attack submarines. Courtney shared his concerns about the Navy’s management of submarine repairs.“It’s not like the government is saving any money by suspending maintenance work,” Courtney said. “You still have to pay the crew. There’s overhead fees associated with a ship that’s tied up,” Courtney added.There’s speculation that the Trump administration may propose to refuel Los Angeles-class attack submarines to extend their lifespan. Courtney pointed out that refuelling happens at public yards which will add to the Navy’s workload.Courtney hopes the report will serve as a “launching pad” for talks in the House Armed Services Committee.___Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.comThe Associated Press
New Delhi: The Union Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) ministry has asked the CPWD, the government’s largest construction agency, to centrally monitor the implementation of the PM-SYM scheme, which provides pension to informal workers.The move comes after Labour Ministry Secretary Heeralal Samariya had written to HUA Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra, saying there were a large number of unorganised workers concerning with his ministry, and that prospective beneficiaries may be informed about the features of scheme. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has been asked to disseminate the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM-SYM) scheme at field level and also make the eligible construction workers aware of the enrolment process and benefits.”The implementation of the scheme among the construction workers may be effectively and periodically monitored centrally at the level of CPWD Headquarters for achieving maximum coverage and for enabling the workers to derive intended benefits from the same,” HUA’s Deputy Secretary J Roy Chowdhury said in his letter to CPWD’s Director General Prabhakar Singh. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe PM-SYM entails a minimum monthly pension of Rs 3,000 for unorganised sector workers and was announced in the Budget for 2019-20 last month.The scheme is targeted at unorganised sector workers, including rickshaw pullers, street vendors, construction workers and agricultural workers, with monthly income of up to Rs 15,000.According to the government, the scheme would benefit 10 crore workers in the next five years.The CPWD is the government’s largest construction agency and looks after maintenance of central government buildings and erecting of fences on the country’s international borders, among others.The agency also carries out projects in foreign countries under friendship programmes with India.