Councillors currently debating revenue Budget 2016

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Councillors currently debating revenue Budget 2016 Pinterest Councillors are currently debating the local authorities revenue budget for 2016.Donegal County Council will spend almost €133 milion in 2016, almost €1.6 million more than last year.The biggest single area of expenditure will be payroll and staff costs of over €52 million, 39% of the total. A further €9 million will be spent on pensions.€6.6 million has been set aside for refunds and provision for bad debt.Commercial rates remain the council’s biggest source of income, followed by the local government fund and local property tax.There seems to be a general agreement between the groupings.Independent John O’Donnell says Councillors should trust the executive and pass the budget:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/John-ODonnell.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous article23 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny General Hospital todayNext articleLYIT Ladies through to League Semi Final admin Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – November 18, 2015 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Dawson ready for European atonement

first_img Press Association But skipper Michael Dawson knows what the aim is. “We missed out on the Champions League last season, so our aim at the start of this campaign, is to make sure we are in it next year,” said Dawson. “We have to fight for that.” The argument has been put forward that with both Manchester clubs and Chelsea adjusting to life under new managers, an opportunity exists which was not there before. It is not a theory Dawson gives much credence to. “You could say there was uncertainty before any season,” said Dawson. “You have to earn the right to win the Premier League. Manchester United did it last season and they will no doubt want to do it again. “They are a top-class team and have been for years. Tottenham are out to atone for last season’s narrow failure by making sure they qualify for the Champions League this term. Having looked certain to secure a top-four berth for much of the previous campaign, Spurs were undone by a combination of Arsenal’s dramatic improvement and a damaging week in March when they were beaten by Liverpool and Fulham, and in between conceded four in the Europa League at Inter Milan. With their present squad, Spurs are sure to be a force. “Manchester City have strengthened again, so they will be fighting. “Chelsea, with Mourinho back are clearly aiming high. Arsenal, ourselves, Liverpool. Everyone wants to be in the top four and back in the Champions League.” Yet the entire pre-season campaign has revolved around Gareth Bale’s future. Manager Andre Villas-Boas completely refused to discuss the matter after Saturday night’s six-goal thrashing of South China, having grown thoroughly weary of questions being put to him about Bale’s future every day in Hong Kong. Chairman Daniel Levy has a reputation for being one of the shrewdest operators in the transfer market. And with rumours growing that Bale wants out, and eye-boggling transfer fees being spoken of that Manchester United would have to match if they wished to try and keep the Welshman in the Premier League, at some stage Levy’s business brain will surely determine a transfer is better for all parties. For now, though, Bale is scheduled to return to training after injury on Wednesday, with the north Londoners adamant he will be in contention for the friendly in Monaco next Saturday. Dawson, however, was keen to talk about the goal-scoring exploits of Jermain Defoe, who fired a hat-trick in the side’s latest victory. “Winning football matches is always good and it is great for Jermain to be amongst the goals,” Dawson said. “But pre-season is about fitness and getting minutes under your belt. “We want to give individuals game time but all that matters is the first game of the season. “A few years ago we went unbeaten in pre-season, winning virtually every game, then we got off to a bad start in the Premier League. “At this stage of the summer, you can’t get too carried away when it is going well and you can’t get too downhearted when it is not going so well.” last_img read more

NBA Draft 2019: Mamadi Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to declare early

first_img Zion Williamson assists couple with epic gender reveal dunk I would like to thank God and my wonderful family for the opportunity to play this game at such a prestigious university. Just a boy from Conakry, Guinea!!! This has been an unbelievable experience and I can’t even begin to put it in to words. I have grown so much from my first day on Grounds both on and off the court which is why I am confident in announcing my intentions to declare for the NBA Draft. This process will allow me to test the waters, get valuable feedback and participate in the pre-draft process. Regardless, I know that UVA will always hold a special place in my heart. @justinmaxey1A post shared by Mamadi Diakite (@_mdiakite) on Apr 17, 2019 at 2:09pm PDTThe 6-foot-9 forward served as a reserve for much of the season, but was promoted to the starting lineup during the NCAA Tournament when the Cavaliers faced Oklahoma in the Round of 32. Before that, he helped Virginia secure a  71-56 win over No. 16 seed Gardner-Webb, scoring 17 points with nine rebounds in the first round.  “This has been an unbelievable experience and I can’t even begin to put it in to words. I have grown so much from my first day on Grounds both on and off the court, which is why I am confident in announcing my intentions to declare for the NBA Draft,” Diakite wrote, in part. “This process will allow me to test the waters, get valuable feedback and participate in the pre-draft process. Regardless, I know that UVA will always hold a special place in my heart.” Related News View this post on Instagramcenter_img Mamadi Diakite has become the latest member of Virginia’s national championship team to declare early for the NBA Draft. The redshirt junior forward announced Wednesday on Instagram that he plans to leave school early to “test the waters” at the next level, becoming the fourth Cavaliers player in three days to declare. He also played an integral role in in the South Region final as he made a jumper at the buzzer to send Virginia to the Final Four for the first time since 1984 as the Cavaliers defeated No. 3 seed Purdue, 80-75. In three seasons with Virginia, Diakite averaged 5.6 points with 4.4 rebounds in 17.4 minutes through 104 games. This past season he saw career highs, averaging 7.4 points in 21.8 minutes on the court.Diakite joins guard Ty Jerome (junior), forward De’Andre Hunter (redshirt sophomore) and guard Kyle Guy (junior) as the Cavaliers who have declared for the draft early. The Washington Post notes this could leave Virginia with just one starter returning for next season with freshman guard Kihei Clark.last_img read more