first_imgRosapenna NotesThe Centenary Cup was played for on Sunday the 12th, the winners with an aggregate total of 78pts were Pete McBride Jnr (7) & Sean Boyce (7).The runners up were Mick Gallagher Jnr (6) & Ronan Gallagher (19) with 73pts. Two’s – Patrick McClafferty 36e.On Sunday the 19th the club competition will be contested over the Old Tom Morris Links.The annual Gents Seiko competition (G.o.Y event) will take place on Saturday the 25th of October.There will be a club competition on Sunday the 26th. The remaining golfer of the year events will take place on Sunday the 9th & 23rd of November (Christmas Hamper).The Rosapenna Senior Scratch Match-play team travelled to Letterkenny G.C last Sunday for the quarter final return leg.The home leg finished 4-3 to Rosapenna so we needed at least 3 matches away which we duly secured from the top four games to leave the tie 7-7 after both fixturesThe tie was to be decided by a nominated  player from both teams playing sudden death from the 1st, this was between Eammon McDermott & Donal Boyle, after halving the first in Par 4’s Eammon won on the second tie hole.Best wishes to team captain Eammon & his team in the county semi final where they will face North-West G.C. Thank you to the Rosapenna team captains and to all the players who took part over both legs.The 2014/15 Mulroy Links began onSaturday past at Portsalon Golf Links with an entry of just under 100 players.The results were as follows – Nett Section1st Tony Kingston (13) 44pts2nd Richard Duffy (20) 40pts3rd Brian Haughey (10) 39pts bot4th Brian Boyle (15) 39ptsGross Section1st Enda Kennedy (+1) 37 gross pts bot2nd Martin McDermott (3) 37 gross pts3rd Eamonn McDermott(2) 35 gross pts4th Jamie Foley (3) 33 gross ptsThe next outing will take place at Rosapenna.(Sandy Hills Links) this Saturday the 18th of October.Tee times for Saturday are available via the PavilionGolf Shop at Rosapenna on 074-915-5000.On Saturday November 1st there will be a golf classic held over the Old Tom Morris Links in aid of the Mevagh Fire Service building fund.It will be a shotgun start at 10.00am with registration in the Golf Pavilion from 9.00am.A meal will be served for all competitors at 3.00pm which is included in the entry fee of €200 per team.Tees & greens are also available to sponsor at a rate of €50 each. Team entries/sponsorship to The Pavilion Golf Shop on 074-915-5000.Tickets are now on sale in the Pavilion Golf Shop for the annual Rosapenna Dinner Dance which will take place on Saturday the 1st of November in the Rosapenna Hotel.The tickets are priced at 35e each.On Saturday the 15th of November there will be an OPEN four ball scramble over the Sandy HillsLinks sponsored by The Pavilion Golf Shop.A shotgun start will take place at 11.00am and the entry fee will include refreshments after the round followed by the presentation of prizes.Entry fee – Visitor €25, Member €15.All entries to the golf shop on 074-915-5000.The Rosapenna G.C Gents AGM will take place on Friday the 12th of December.Any uncollected prizes from the recent presentation
 are available for collection from the Pavilion Golf Shop and should be collected as soon as possible.GOLF NEWS: TONY KINGSTON IN FINE FORM AT ROSAPENNA was last modified: October 14th, 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:golfNoticesROSAPENNASportlast_img read more

Twin Towns protest: HSE says it is committed to “long-term future” of St Josephs

first_imgThe HSE has again emphasised its commitment to the upgrade of St Joseph’s Community Hospital in Stranorlar.A statement from the authority to Donegal comes on the eve of a major march expected in the Twin Towns today organised by the St Joseph’s Hospital Action Group.Chairman of the group, Fr John Joe Duffy, has accused the HSE and the Government of making false promises to locals over the facility. A march in the Twin Towns today starting at 1pm is to allow people to voice their concerns about the future of the facility.However, the HSE has said they are “committed’ to the long-term future of St Joseph’s.The statement reads “The redevelopment of St Joseph’s Community Hospital, Stranorlar is included in the HSE Capital Plan.“An application for funding in 2019 is part of the capital bid submitted by HSE Estates North West. “The HSE 2019 Capital Plan is currently being finalised and it is intended to proceed with the procurement of a Design Team for this project this year, subject to normal approvals.“The HSE is committed to the long term future of the Hospital at St Joseph’s and will continue to work to ensure full HIQA compliance at the facility.”Twin Towns protest: HSE says it is committed to “long-term future” of St Josephs was last modified: March 25th, 2019 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:donegalFr John Joe DuffyST JOSEPH’S COMMUNITY HOSPITALtwin townslast_img read more

Unearthing Africa’s future leaders

first_img30 July 2003Fifteen fellows who will comprise the South African contingent of the African Leadership Initiative (ALI) were announced in Johannesburg last week during the inauguration of the Initiative, which is designed to foster a new generation of community-spirited leaders in Africa.Modelled after the Henry Ford Fellowship Programme of the 53-year-old Aspen Institute in the US, the South African launch of ALI was attended by government, business and civil society leaders from Ghana, Mozambique and East Africa (incorporating Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), where the programme is already under way.US representatives of the Aspen Institute and sponsors, Technoserve, were also present.“We need as many initiatives as we can possibly have to make a huge difference to the continent and put Africa on the map”, said Isaac Shongwe, the South African chairman of ALI. “If one looks up into Africa, it chills the blood to see what human beings are capable of doing to one another.”Shongwe added that there was a leadership crisis in Africa and that the ALI sought to develop the next generation of values-based, community-spirited leaders by providing them with the necessary tools to meet the challenges of corporate and civic leadership in the 21st century.“If we want this to be the African century, we need to rise to our challenges and emerge as a continent that could take its place in the global community,” Shongwe said, stressing that talk about the African Renaissance and the continent’s home-grown economic recovery plan, the New Partnership for Arica’s Development, needed to be translated into reality.As was the case in Ghana, East Africa and Mozambique, each of the 20-member class of fellows was chosen from young executives and professionals on the strength of their potential or demonstrated leadership “at the highest level of corporate and civic responsibility”. Five more members still need to be added to the list of South African ALI fellows.The South African fellows are mainly representatives of captains of industry, and will attend their first seminar, “The Challenge of Leadership”, in September. Each class will be involved in four seminars and a community leadership project spread over 23 days during the next three years.“Over the next five years, we hope that approximately 400 people will have graduated from the programme”, said Bill Mayer, the chairman of the Aspen Institute.“A significant number of these could have a heavy influence on how your economies have developed, are developing and will develop. They will hopefully succeed in stimulating economic growth on the continent coupled with a strong sense of responsibility to humankind.”The 15 South African fellows announced last week are: LEBOGANG HASHATSE: general manager of corporate affairs, MultichoiceARTHUR MUTAMBARA: director of payments, Stanbic AfricaKETSO GORDHAN: executive director, Rand Merchant BankIQBAL SURVE: chief executive officer, Sekunjalo InvestmentsLESLIE MAASDORP: international adviser, Goldman Sachs InternationalHERMAN STEYN: CEO, Prescient Investments ManagementBRUCE ROBERTSON: managing director, Africa Resources Holdings LtdLINDIWE SANGWENI-SIDDO: general manager, Sandton Sun & Towers IntercontinentalLULU GWAGWA: chief executive, Independent Development TrustTHOLOANE QHOBELA: strategic planning director, Ogilvy & Mather RightfordBERNICE LUE-MARAIS: head of Africa business development, CSIRBONGIWE NJOBE: director-general, National Department of AgricltureHENRY MALINGA: chief director of supply chain policy, National TreasuryRALPH FREEZE: chairman of the board, Spier Leisure HoldingsSANDILE DIKENI: arts editor, This Day SASource: African Leadership Initiative SAlast_img read more

News Headline Roundup

first_imgSeattle Introduces Flexible Demolition Permits to Encourage Building Deconstruction#SEATTLE, Wash. — In hopes of encouraging green building deconstruction, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development has modified the way it issues demolition permits. A new voluntary permitting option will provide more time for green builders to salvage reusable materials from buildings slated for demolition. Rather than requiring simultaneous permits for demolition and new construction, the planning department will now issue a separate demolition permit prior to issuing a new-construction permit, as long as the existing building is being deconstructed and materials are being salvaged for reuse. Among those frustrated by the old permitting process was Pat Finn of RE Store in Ballard. “Being in the reuse industry, we’ve had a hard time getting into some houses to salvage before demolition because the builder, homeowner, or contractor does not get their demolition permits before they get access into the building,” said Finn. “We’re pretty excited that the city is looking for ways to lessen the waste and allow opportunity for more salvageable waste.” For more information, read the report from the Ballard News-Tribune. DOE Proposes Changes to Energy Star Window Criteria#WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy has released the latest version of its proposed new criteria for Energy Star windows. The latest draft of the proposed specification includes the following changes:In the northern zone, the maximum U-factor would change from 0.35 to 0.32.In the north central zone, the maximum U-factor would change from 0.40 to 0.32, and the maximum solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) would change from 0.55 to 0.40.In the south central zone, the maximum U-factor would change from 0.40 to 0.35, and the maximum SHGC would change from 0.40 to 0.30.In the southern zone, the maximum U-factor would change from 0.65 to 0.60, and the maximum SHGC would change from 0.40 to 0.27.To learn more, read:An announcement from Energy Star Program Manager Richard Karney.An article in EcoHome on the proposed criteria.The proposal from the Department of Energy. Ontario Proposes Generous Feed-in Tariffs#TORONTO, Ontario — The province of Ontario has proposed a generous new feed-in tariff for electricity produced by photovoltaic (PV) arrays. The proposal calls for homeowners with PV systems of 10 kW or less to receive 80 cents (Canadian) per kWh for 100% of the array’s electrical production. Read more in an article posted at States Begin Receiving Weatherization Funds#WASHINGTON, D.C. — Within a few days, states are set to receive the first installment of the weatherization funding authorized by President Obama’s recently passed stimulus package. The federal government will soon be sending states $780 million in the first installment of the promised $8 billion in federal weatherization funding. To see a chart listing the amounts being sent to each state, read the report posted on Energy Star Windows, Weatherization, Building Deconstruction — and More#BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The “In” box at GreenBuildingAdvisor’s news desk is overflowing, so it’s time for a roundup of news headlines on a variety of topics: Energy Star window standards, a proposed national program to subsidize energy retrofit work, employment growth at Conservation Services Group, an update on weatherization funding, Seattle’s efforts to encourage building deconstruction, the tenth birthday of the EarthCraft Homes program, a Southampton developer’s struggle to get approval for a pea-stone parking lot, Canadian feed-in tariffs, and the Maldives’ commitment to a carbon-free future. Vermont Representative Announces Energy Retrofit Plan#BURINGTON, Vt. — Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) has proposed federal legislation to invest $10 billion over four years in a national initiative to weatherize millions of existing homes and commercial buildings. “Investing in energy efficiency is a practical, commonsense strategy to create jobs, save on energy costs, and do our part to fight climate change,” Welch said. Welch’s bill, called the Retrofit for Energy and Environmental Performance Act, would provide homeowner incentives of $1,000 to $3,000 for achieving a 10% to 20% decrease in residential energy use, with another $150 for every additional percentage point of energy savings achieved. Read more in a report from the Associated Press.center_img EarthCraft Homes Program Celebrates Tenth Birthday#ATLANTA, Ga. — Atlanta’s green building program, EarthCraft Homes, recently celebrated its tenth birthday. Established by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface Energy Institute, the EarthCraft Homes program has spread to six Southeast states. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “The program was started after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contacted the National Association of Home Builders about creating standards for energy-efficient construction. As the nation’s largest home builders group at the time, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association was awarded the job of coming up with a green-building template.” More than 5,200 EarthCraft homes have been built over the last decade. For more information, read an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Town Balks When LEED Builder Specifies Pea Stone, Not Asphalt#SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — When real estate developer Ari Meisel set out to build a LEED Platinum building in Southampton, the town objected to his parking-lot specifications. According to the East Hampton Star, “The Meisels wanted to use crushed pea stone, which filters water and prevents runoff. ‘It was a problem with the town,’ Mr. Meisel said of Southampton. ‘Even though 200 yards away there was the same parking lot, they were pushing for black asphalt, which is terrible for the environment and impossible for LEED Platinum.’” The article quotes State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., who said that New York was “way behind” other states in offering incentives or a more enlightened building code. “There were good reasons for the regulatory requirements when they were instituted,” he said, “but with developments in renewable energy and conservation technology, they need to be rethought.” Read more about the case in an article in the East Hampton Star. Conservation Services Group Bucks the Economic Trend#WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Conservation Services Group (CSG), a Massachusetts-based energy consulting firm, is expanding rapidly in spite of the nation’s shrinking economy. Over the past four years, the number of jobs at CSG has increased 111%. CSG contracts with utilities and states to provide a variety of services, including the management of residential energy-efficiency programs. Stephen Cowell, CSG’s chief executive officer, explained, “Energy efficiency is sweeping the country. CSG is now working in states that have not espoused conservation in the past. . . . Our growth is testimony to the increasing awareness, importance, and cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency. It is a very exciting time to be working in this industry.” For more information, read the CSG press release. Maldives Vows to Become World’s First Carbon-Neutral Country#MALE, Maldives — The president of the Maldives has pledged that his country will becomes the world’s first carbon-neutral country by 2019. President Mohamed Nasheed made the commitment to a carbon-free future in response to scientists’ predictions that the low-lying Indian Ocean nation, much of which has an elevation of only 5 feet above sea level, will be among the first countries to disappear if oceans continue to rise. Nasheed plans to invest $1.1 billion in wind and solar projects to replace fossil fuel imports. “Going green might cost a lot, but refusing to act now will cost us the Earth,” said Nasheed. Read more in a Reuters News article.last_img read more

Met predicts wet weekend in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi is likely to witness rains in the next three to four days, with the axis of monsoon trough shifting towards north, the weather department said on Friday. One or two spells of intense rains are also predicted on Monday and Tuesday. “At present, the axis of monsoon trough lies south of Delhi. It is gradually moving towards north. Also, a low pressure area is developing over the Bay of Bengal. It will enhance rains over Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh,” Mahesh Palawat of Skymet Weather said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Light rains are likely in Delhi on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday and Tuesday, moderate rains along with one or two intense spells are predicted,” he said. The city has not witnessed a single spell of heavy rains this monsoon season. Though the IMD had issued an alert for intense showers on July 25 and 26, vast stretches of the city remained dry. Another prediction of heavy rainfall at isolated places in the city on August 1 went the opposite way. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsOn July 22, the Safdarjung observatory recorded 50.2 mm rainfall, the heaviest in the monsoon season this year. The weather station at Palam gauged 61 mm precipitation on July 18. More than 65 mm precipitation at any place is considered heavy rain. Palawat said a combination of weather systems leads to heavy showers. “Heavy rains take place when a western disturbance, cyclonic circulation, easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal or southwesterly winds from the Arabian Sea combine with the monsoon trough,” he explained. On Friday, large swathes of Delhi reeled under sultry weather though a few places recorded light rains.last_img read more