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

Donegal’s labour force one of highest rate on state supports

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Donegal, Kerry, Louth and Carlow have the highest share of their labour force availing of covid-19 state supports.A new Central Bank report says the hardest hit sectors have been those with a high dependence on physical interaction, such as accommodation, food services, retail and construction.It says covid-19’s impact was felt greatest in areas where hospitality and tourism are particularly important.Mark Cassidy, The Central Bank’s Director of Economics and Statistics, says cities were not hit as hard:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/ecofdgdfgdfgdnomy10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Donegal’s labour force one of highest rate on state supports News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 3, 2020 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleFurther concern over coastal erosion in InishowenNext articleHosepipe ban may be lifted or partly removed next week News Highland last_img read more

Spotlighting Survivors during breast cancer awareness month

first_img“I’m not afraid to tell people that I’m a survivor. I’m proud of it. My sister, unfortunately, didn’t make it, so I’m here for her, too,” says Lewis. According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease, as it is the most common cancer in American women besides skin cancer. (WBNG) — During Breast Cancer Awareness month, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Binghamton with Visions Federal Credit Union are spotlighting survivors. They also add that breast cancer can affect men. All the women say they found their strength in their families and kept fighting. They also stress the importance to donate to breast cancer research funds in order to one day find a cure. 12 News spoke with four women, Sally Colleti, Amy Purdy Godleski, Pat Roma, and Patty Lewis, who detailed what it means to be a breast cancer survivor. “I had an 87% chance of not making it past year 1, and I knew, I’m not good at math, but I knew, I have a 13% chance of surviving though. Somebody has to be in that 13%, why not me?,” said Colleti.center_img All women stressed the importance of being screened and caution against saying “cancer-free,” an experience Purdy Godleski knows too well, having been rediagnosed years later, sharing, “I went five years in good health and then I had my normal, annual check-up, and then they found it again in a mammogram.” While their stories differ, they share the same tenacity and readiness to fight. Each of them shared a heartfelt battle, and all fought for their families. Colleti says it wasn’t an option to give up; as a mom to an adopted daughter and autistic son, she says she wasn’t going anywhere. Roma shared a message to fellow women who may also be struggling, saying, “It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to have a bad day, it’s okay to scream. Use your friends, use your family. They’re a good support for you, a good support system, and talk about it. While it’s a difficult diagnosis, Lewis says she’s proud.last_img read more

Key West Sand Replenishment in Full Swing

first_imgThe City of Key West, Florida, has officially begun the sand replenishment operations on their white sandy beaches.The project started on May 21, with beach fill work on Smather’s Beach on South Roosevelt Blvd. The scheme, which is expected to last about two weeks, is a painstakingly careful project because of nesting turtles.“Each morning, volunteers walk the beach searching for new nests and signs of turtle crawls before the beach is cleaned. Then the sand replenishment begins,” the city said in its release.According their latest project update, the city will be replenishing the sand on Dog and Simonton Beaches on the morning of Saturday, June 1st. The work will require beach closures, but the closures should only last a few hours.South Beach sand replenishment will be done on Monday and Tuesday, June 3rd and 4th, during which time that beach will be closed.All of these beautification projects – about $1.2 million – are funded by the Ft. Zachary Taylor surcharge.last_img read more

Florida mom furious after teacher asked her daughter if she was lesbian

first_imgA Port Saint Lucie mother is upset after her 5th grade daughter told her she does not want to go back to school because of a question her teacher asked her and her friend in front of the entire class.850 WFTL’s news partner WPTV talked to the mother, Jezenia Gambino, who says she learned it all started from a rumor going around Northport K-8 in Port Saint Lucie. The rumor eventually reached her daughters 5th grade teacher who then confronted the two girls in front of the entire class.“The rumor was that my daughter and another 5th-grade little girl were dating,”…”She asked them if they were together if they were dating as a couple together and she asked them in a way that they felt they were in trouble,” said Gambino.Gambino says she found out about the incident after her daughter’s friend sent her a text that made her daughter upset.“She wasn’t sure if they should hang out together anymore because of what happened in school. She didn’t want anyone to think they were gay,” said Gambino.Gambino reached out to the school’s principal which led the St. Lucie County School District to open an investigation.  aThe teacher was given a verbal warning.Gambino believes the district has not done enough to protect her daughter and has enrolled her in homeschooling to finish the school year.last_img read more