In completion of an exchange programme cycle which began in March of this year when a team of 25 youngsters from the Haynesville Youth Club in Barbados visited Guyana, a group of nine from the Volunteer Support Platform (VSP) left for Barbados to participate in the Guyana/Barbados Youth Exchange ProgrammeVolunteers preparing to travel to Barbados2016.According to a release issued, this initiative was conceptualised at the Head of States meeting of the Third Guyana-Barbados Joint Commission in October 2015. It was there that the importance of strengthening the regional relationship and integration between Guyana and Barbados in the areas of youth development, culture and agriculture were highlighted.The group, while in Barbados, is expected to participate in workshops designed to strengthen and create new approaches to entrepreneurship, through cultural establishment while building the capacity of young people in order to help create employment and business opportunities.Additionally, the workshop will also focus on building capacity in small business management techniques relative to agriculture, foster sustained youth involvement at national and regional levels through civic engagement and leadership and impart skills and knowledge in the areas of up cycling, recycling and economising in the creation and promotion of craft.The Guyanese contingent is expected home on June 19.
The Department of Psychiatry at Letterkenny General Hospital will offer a reduced admission service to the unit from this morning, Tuesday 30 July.Local GPs have been notified and will liaise with the local Community Mental Health Teams to arrange assessments and admissions as necessary.Donegal Mental Health Service Management team regrets any inconvenience caused over this weekend and is endeavouring to maintain service delivery. “We would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of the public during the management of this flood incident. If members of the public have any queries or concerns, they should contact their local GP, Out of Hours (NoWDOC service), or the Department of Psychiatry at 087 6182621. The Director of Nursing, Mr Kevin Mills added, “On behalf of the Donegal Mental Health Service, I would like to acknowledge the support offered by all staff and the local community on Friday evening and throughout the weekend.” FLOOD: PSYCHIATRY SERVICES RESUME AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL was last modified: July 30th, 2013 by John2Share 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)
These are the stunning new energy efficient homes at Rann Mor Meadow that will cost new home-owners who purchase the properties around €1 a-day to heat.Letterkenny’s newest development Rann Mor Meadow is selling fast and is ticking all the right boxes for potential new home-owners looking to invest in property, and from the photos above you can see why.The only “A” rated energy efficient homes in Letterkenny are attracting huge interest because of their fantastic energy efficient specifications. Incredibly, it’s been estimated that it will cost new home-owners in the estate around €1 a-day to heat.Rann Mor Meadow, is located just a short distance from the town is an ideal location for new home-owners.The first phase of fifteen homes are almost sold out, indicating clearly the popularity of the new homes.Rann Mor Meadow boasts a superb range of features – which will ultimately save new home-owners thousands of euros every year! To find out more information on these wonderful new energy efficient homes at Ran Mor Meadow contact GDC (Ireland) Limited, Kilderry, Muff, Co. Donegal. Tel: 074 9384700 – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgOr of the selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Rainey, Letterkenny, on 074 91 22211 or see http://www.sfr.ie STUNNING ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES AT RANN MOR MEADOW WILL COST YOU JUST €1 A DAY TO HEAT was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsRann Mor Meadow
Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Here at GBA, we regularly receive questions from readers about the best way to insulate a basement wall. Since these questions pop up frequently, it’s time to pull together as much information as possible on this topic.In this article, I’ll try to explain everything you always wanted to know about insulating basement walls.If you live in Climate Zone 3 or anywhere colder, it’s cost-effective and wise to install basement wall insulation. This advice applies to those who live in most of New Mexico and most of Alabama, as well as all of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and South Carolina, and anywhere colder than these states. (Click here to see a climate zone map.) Canadian researchers who studied basement insulation methods and costs in five Canadian locations (Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Edmonton and Victoria) concluded that “for all types and sizes of basements assessed in this study, the lowest total life-cycle cost was associated with basements insulated internally, full-height to a nominal level of R-20.”How much money will basement insulation save you annually? According to a report published by the U.S. Department of Energy, the annual savings attributable to R-20 basement insulation in a 1,500-square-foot home ranged from $280 per year in Washington, DC to $390 per year in Buffalo, New York, assuming that natural gas costs $0.72/therm. (However, energy consultant Michael Blasnik cites two Minnesota studies that show lower levels of savings. See his 6/29/12 comments posted below.)The 2012 International Residential Code requires basement insulation in Climate Zones 3 and higher. Here are the minimum code requirements for basement wall insulation — assuming that you are insulating with foam, not fiberglass batts:I used to believe that the best location for basement wall insulation was on the exterior. In recent years, however, I’ve decided that interior basement insulation makes a lot of… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
President Barack Obama today announced that he intends to appoint oceanographer Richard “Rick” Spinrad to become the next chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Spinrad would be the agency’s first chief scientist since former astronaut and earth scientist Kathryn Sullivan—now NOAA’s Administrator—held the job in the mid-1990s.The move marks the administration’s second effort to fill the post, which it reestablished in 2009 as a presidential appointment requiring confirmation by the U.S. Senate. (Previous administrations downgraded, eliminated, or refused to fill the position.) But the White House’s initial nominee, geochemist Scott Doney, ultimately withdrew his name in 2012 after a 2-year battle with Republicans in the U.S. Senate. 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He served as NOAA’s assistant administrator for research from 2005 to 2010 and led its oceans and coastal zone programs from 2003 to 2005. From 1987 to 2003, he worked for the U.S. Navy, including as technical director for the oceanographer of the Navy. He earned his doctorate at OSU.“Rick will do a terrific job,” predicts marine biologist Jane Lubchenco, a former NOAA administrator who returned to OSU in 2013 after 4 years in Washington. “He understands science and politics, has an extensive network of key players and he knows the agency well. I’m delighted this essential position will finally be filled.”“He’s got a lot challenges waiting at NOAA, but having that history [at the agency] makes him a great choice,” says Doney of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. Spinrad, he adds, has “a great combination” of science and management experience.
The Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) or minimum income guarantee scheme, a key promise in the Congress manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, is set to make its first appearance in Chhattisgarh.Under directions of the party high command, the Chhattisgarh government is likely to launch a pilot project for the scheme. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel last week met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi. K. Raju, who headed the office of former party president Rahul Gandhi, was in Raipur to brief Mr. Baghel about the scheme.NYAY was the corner stone of the Congress campaign with the slogan — Ab Hoga Nyay (now there will be justice). The manifesto had a image of an old woman hugging Mr. Gandhi with the tag line – Garibi par waar (strike on poverty) while guaranteeing ₹72,000 per annum to the poor.Push to rural economyIn the run up to the election Mr. Gandhi had variously referred to NYAY as a “surgical strike” on poverty, a “diesel for the engine of Indian economy” and “remonetising the economy” through the scheme. He often pitted this against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim in 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign of depositing ₹15 lakh in every Indian’s account by bringing back the black money stashed abroad. However, the party was unable to create a buzz about the scheme.The Chhattisgarh pilot promises to ₹72000 per annum to 20% of the poorest families of the State. The Congress has been repeatedly claiming that this kind of fund input is essential to keep the economy afloat. Launching the scheme in Chattisgarh, an insider said, is a way to keep it alive.“We are discussing it within the party and it is under consideration. It will begin as a pilot project in a small area at first just the way we started a pilot project against malnutrition in Bastar to begin with and will expand it to the rest of the State on October 2,” Mr. Baghel told The Hindu.Mr. Baghel said after final discussions with the party high command and State leaders, the modalities will be charted out.The scheme was a result of closed door meetings with many economists, Rajeev Gowda, convenor of the Congress manifesto committee said. NYAY was distilled down from the idea to provide Universal Basic Income which was seen as fiscally impractical.Mr. Gowda stressed that in the current economic scenario NYAY becomes even more relevant to inject financial fluidity. “Rural income has been stagnant if not negative over last few years. This provides them basic level of support that will free them up from worrying about mere survival and to be able to think about other things like health, education and whole bunch of other things,” Mr Gowda said.
NICOSIA (AP) — Eden Hazard scored in his 100th international game for Belgium on Sunday, helping his team to a 2-0 win over Cyprus in European Championship qualifying.Hazard curled the ball into the top corner in the 10th minute after receiving a pass from Michy Batshuayi, who held off three Cypriot defenders as he played in Hazard. It was the 30th international goal for Hazard, with five against Cyprus.Batshuayi made it 2-0 eight minutes later, controlling a ball over the top from Hazard’s brother Thorgan and knocking it past goalkeeper Urko Pardo.Belgium is top of Group I with six points, three ahead of Russia, Kazakhstan, Cyprus and Scotland.Belgium player Michy Batshuayi, left, celebrates a goal against Cyprus during the Euro 2020 group I qualifying soccer match between Cyprus and Belgium at the GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)Russia bounced back from defeat to Belgium on Thursday by beating Kazakhstan 4-0 in the newly renamed Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan.Valencia winger Denis Cheryshev scored Russia’s first two goals with tap-ins from crosses, and set up Artyom Dzyuba with a cross of his own for 3-0. A Kazakh own-goal capped the win for the visitors.Russia may face UEFA charges over a large banner held up by its fans marking the 20th anniversary of NATO airstrikes on Yugoslavia in 1999.Three days after losing to Kazakhstan, Scotland was far from convincing in a 2-0 win over San Marino, the lowest-ranked team in the world.Despite their poor start, the Scots are one of the 16 teams assured of a playoff spot if they don’t qualify automatically, thanks to results in the Nations League last year.Cyprus’ Fotis Papoulis, left, right, fights for the ball with , Belgium’s Thorgan Hazard,right, during the Euro 2020 group I qualifying soccer match between Cyprus and Belgium at the GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)Belgium players celebrate a goal against Cyprus during the Euro 2020 group I qualifying soccer match between Cyprus and Belgium at the GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Chelsea Conte: Chelsea will ignore Mourinho, Matic will ignore me Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 2 years ago 06:36 11/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty/Goal Chelsea Antonio Conte Manchester United Premier League The Blues boss thinks that players on both sides will be able to focus despite seeing their former managers on the touchline in the Premier League Antonio Conte thinks that facing a former manager will not be a distraction for Chelsea’s players or Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic ahead of a fiercely competitive showdown between the clubs on Sunday. Jose Mourinho is now the manager of the Manchester outfit but led Chelsea to their first league title in 50 years as well as three of their six league titles across two spells with the London club. He added four cups and provocatively said last season that “Judas is still number one” as he was booed by his old fans after he lost in FA Cup quarter-final.But Conte doesn’t expect his players to be worried about Mourinho in the away dugout, much as he doesn’t expect Matic, who was sold by Chelsea to Man United for £40 million this summer, to be thinking about his time with the Blues. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I think in this time, you see only opponents. An opponent. I think this is the right way,” Conte said at a news conference at Cobham Training Centre. “It will be the same for Matic in the other side. I think he doesn’t care.”The most important is to play for your page, to play for your club, to play for your fans. This is the most important thing now. I don’t want to answer this question [about Mourinho] otherwise you are ready to prepare your [Conte wants to be] number one [story about me]. “No, every coach has to put himself in his club and to try to become a really important coach for his club. I think every coach has the time, no, to spend at a club and the most important thing is to try and put all of yourself into the job in this time.“That the club can be happy, the fans can be happy, and the players can be happy with your work. This must be our task. Then, if you are number four, number five, number six, this is not important. The most important thing is to have respect from your club, your fans and your players.”Chelsea can go just one point behind Man United with a win on Sunday but a defeat might make it very difficult for the club to retain their title, with Manchester City already holding a nine-point lead over Conte’s side at the top of the table. Both Chelsea and Manchester United played in the Champions League on Tuesday and had mixed fortunes. Man United closed on qualification to the knockout round with a 2-0 win over Benfica but Chelsea were well beaten as they lost 3-0 at the Stadio Olympico to Roma, with Conte admitting he made mistakes during the midweek match. “We always have meetings,” he said. “After a win, after a defeat. Then we try to watch positive situations, negative situations, and then to try together to try and solve the situation. I think it happened the same yesterday during the meeting.”Sometimes it’s important to watch again the game. Sometimes it’s important to speak. But this is my task. To try to understand why we lost. And then to find the right solution to try and improve, to avoid other situations like this.“I think I like to speak with the press and tell you when I make a mistake. If you remember after the first game against Roma, it was my fault. That wasn’t the first time, either. A lot of times I’ve put my face in front. But I’m ready to do this if the players put always great commitment. This is the case.”For sure, I’m a coach who doesn’t like to find excuses or alibis. Sometimes I prefer to put all the mistakes in my face. Also even if the mistake is not mine, I prefer to put my face in front.””I think after a defeat it’s normal that we are not happy. We are not happy but it must be in this way. Otherwise it means we have a bad mentality. If we are happy after a defeat, it means we are not so clear to understand and to suffer. It’s right to suffer.”After a defeat like that, you have to suffer. If you have a good mentality. You understand?”If you have a good attitude. Because the defeat is not a good thing. But it can happen, this. The most important thing then is to find quickly the best way to try to find a solution, to find the right strength to be prepared for another game.”Manchester United is a really important game, a big game, a tough game. I think it’s okay in this moment. The way I suffer after a defeat is not for everyone, because I suffer. I suffer. Who knows me very well, yeah, they know I don’t like to lose. That I need a bit of time to digest this loss.“Yes. But, then, those who know me know that, after this, I start stronger with more hunger, more desire because I don’t like to lose. I don’t like the defeats. I try, also, to transfer my suffering to my players. Sometimes I am able to do this. To have a good answer. Sometimes it’s a bit… You have to work with me to understand.”Conte will face Mourinho for the fourth time since joining Chelsea on Sunday. His relationship with his opposite number has faced scrutiny ahead of each match but Conte insists that he doesn’t really have any close friendships with his fellow Premier League managers. Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri was Conte’s closest friend before he was sacked earlier this year. “Before, I had a really good relationship with Claudio Ranieri, and also now after the awards for the best coach and the best player at Fifa, we went for a dinner with our wives,” Conte said.”But I think it’s very difficult to speak about friendship with other coaches because then they become an opponent. You can have respect, respect for the job and the work, but to speak about friendship is very difficult.”
NxGn Where Kluivert, Donnarumma and the world’s best teenagers will be playing in 10 years – according to Football Manager 2018 Ronan Murphy & Paul Rayment 16:00 3/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty/Goal composite NxGn eSports Ajax Milan Real Madrid Manchester City Eredivisie Premier League Serie A Primera División The football management simulation predicts how the best young players in the world will develop and where they will end up in the future Justin Kluivert has topped the 2018 NxGn list as the best teenager in world football, with Ajax team-mate Matthijs de Ligt coming in two places behind him and last year’s winner Gianluigi Donnarumma finishing as runner-up, but where will this year’s top talents end up in a decade’s time? At least, according to Football Manager 2018!Ajax may have had two of the most talented young players in the world, but on our simulated game they failed to build around them and saw both Kluivert and De Ligt leave within the next two seasons. Neither player picked up any major silverware at the club, and moved abroad in order to have a better chance of club and individual honours.Kluivert had a false start at Inter, scoring just twice in 14 games in 2019-20 before being loaned out to Sassuolo in the hope of gaining more first-team experience. A Serie A winners’ medal accompanied him when he left Inter to join West Brom, becoming the club’s record signing for £22 million. The Netherlands international became a hugely popular player among Baggies fans, playing over 240 times for the Premier League outfit. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Defender De Ligt also broke club records when he left Ajax, becoming their most expensive sale and Bayern Munich’s biggest ever signing at £59m. Like Kluivert, he spent some time on loan from his parent club, joining Hamburg during his first season in Germany to get accustomed to the Bundesliga.De Ligt’s trophy cabinet began to fill up at Bayern, helping them to six domestic titles. His international career also flourished, being named Netherlands captain in 2022 and going on to play 110 times for his country.Despite regular interest from Juventus, Donnarumma stayed faithful to AC Milan, where he continued to be first choice between the posts. The goalkeeper kept an impressive 193 clean sheets in 455 appearances for the Rossoneri, which saw him set the consecutive clean sheet record and then break it four times more over a 10-year spell.Despite helping Milan to the Europa League final in 2026 and winning two Serie A titles, Donnarumma’s greatest success came at international level. He was Italy’s hero at the Mexico World Cup in 2026, denying Ukraine on penalties to lift the biggest trophy in football.Vinicius Junior, who finished third in the 2018 NxGn, finally joined Real Madrid from Flamengo in 2018-19. However, his stay at Santiago Bernabeu was just a short one, as Zinedine Zidane decided his development would be better served away from the club for another year. The winger moved to Schalke, where he set the record for the club’s fastest ever goal and was chosen as the fans’ player of the year and Bundesliga newcomer of the year.The early 2020s were hugely successful for Vinicius, winning four Liga titles in a row with Real before Manchester City decided to splash the cash to sign him for £109m in 2024. Despite the outlay from the Citizens, he never added the Premier League to his list of achievements, with a Carabao Cup win in 2028 the sole trophy Dele Alli, Isaac Success and Vinicius brought back to Manchester.Phil Foden, who placed fifth in this year’s NxGn, had a similarly uneventful career at City, failing to play a minute in the Premier League in 2017-18. As a result, he joined Brighton and Hove Albion. Injury and indifference blighted his Brighton career, with Chris Hughton deeming him surplus to requirements and sending him back to City.He got a chance to impress in the Championship with Fulham and then in Ligue 1 with Lyon, but eventually left Manchester permanently having never broken through. Southampton came calling where he finally began to kick on, earning a move to PSG in 2026. He won the Coupe de France the following year, but that is his only trophy to date.