News / Vietnam ‘hits its stride’ as more shippers and logistics players enter the market

first_img By Sam Whelan, Asia correspondent 14/02/2019 The US-China trade war is set to accelerate the shift of manufacturing to Vietnam this year.According to Amanda Rasmussen, chief operating officer at Indo Trans Logistics (ITL) and recently elected chair of AmCham Vietnam, the increased manufacturing activity will lift the country’s booming air freight market to even greater heights.“There’s been a tremendous amount of growth in the air freight market,” she told The Loadstar.“Vietnam is really hitting its stride and, barring any unforeseen global events, I think we’re going to see a very positive economic period coming up. “We see the growth both from a trade perspective as well as with domestic consumption.”While official statistics are yet to be released, Ms Rasmussen estimates the air freight market grew 20% in 2018.Capital city Hanoi, where electronics exports dominate, enjoyed a 52% share of the traffic; whereas in the south, Ho Chi Minh City caters for mostly garments and footwear with a 47% share. The main tradelanes are with North Asia (30% market share), the EU (25%) and the US (28%).The double-digit growth was not due to the trade war, however, Ms Rasmussen noted: “I can’t say it had a huge impact in 2018. Last year’s growth can be attributed very heavily to the existing big players here.“But there’s a general shift of manufacturing from China that’s been going on for some time, and I definitely believe this year we will see a much faster pace of that shift. That in turn will continue in a bigger way into the air freight market.”For example, Ms Rasmussen said, from the third quarter last year ITL worked with many companies opening their first factory in Vietnam, helping them set up their logistics operations.“Of course, everything takes time to set up, so I don’t think we’ve really seen the true effects yet,” she added.Based in Ho Chi Minh City and with offices across the region, ITL is one of the largest air cargo players in South-east Asia. It acts as a general sales agent (GSA) for 22 airlines, operates 200 flights a week and uplifts over 80,000 tonnes of air freight per year. In Vietnam, ITL is the number one GSA and controls around 17% of the country’s total air freight export market, according to Ms Rasmussen.“The legacy of our business is air freight but we’re now a full-service operator,” she explained, adding that as an asset-based logistics provider the company had grown into the fourth-largest logistics company in Vietnam.The country’s strong trade growth has attracted an influx of foreign freight forwarders in recent years, Ms Rasmussen said. The big multinationals had been operating in for some time and the influx was from smaller, niche and mid-sized forwarders, she added.“They’ve been coming in a big way in the past five or six years. It changes the market, because it’s reduced the number of local operators through M&A activity.“But I don’t see it as a negative; it’s a positive, as it raises the game of the market and the competition, and it’s better for customers. In a way, it’s a natural progression for the country, which you also see reflected in the infrastructure development, the openness of the economy  and the attractiveness for foreign direct investment.”center_img ID 123022352 © Huy Thoai | Dreamstime.comlast_img read more

Three U.S. scientists win Nobel Prize for uncovering inner workings of the biological clock

first_img What is it? Three U.S. scientists win Nobel Prize for uncovering inner workings of the biological clock [email protected] Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery. About the Author Reprints Sharon Begley By Sharon Begley Oct. 2, 2017 Reprints GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included?center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED The 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded on Monday morning to Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young for their discoveries of the molecular underpinnings of the circadian rhythms that help organisms adapt to our 24-hour days.The scientists “were able to peek inside our biological clock and elucidate its inner workings,” said Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, who announced the prize in Stockholm. “Their discoveries explain how plants, animals, and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth’s revolutions.” Alex Hogan/STAT Tags research In the Lab @sxbegle Log In | Learn More last_img read more

Mood of Engagement Could Go Either Way

first_img U.S. Special Representative to North Korea Stephen Bosworth’s upcoming visit to Pyongyang on the 8th of next month is leading experts to wonder what is next for U.S.-DPRK relations.U.S.-DPRK relations have been riding high since behind the scenes contact between the two sides last month. Above all, a change in the North’s position is clear. Taking an active approach to dialogue with the U.S., North Korea apparently sent a message to the U.S. suggesting a return to the Six-Party Talks.A high-level official in the U.S. Department of State released the news on the 20th, “North Korea has suggested to the U.S. that it will return to the Six-Party Talks.”The U.S., from the basic idea that there can be no bilateral talks which are not based on complete denuclearization, has taken a step back and is now trying to save the North’s face by suggesting a peace agreement. Until recently, the Obama administration had avoided discussing the normalization of U.S.-North Korea relations or a peace agreement altogether, despite North Korean hints. However, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on a visit to Afghanistan, said on the 20th that if North Korea chose verifiable denuclearization, then discussions of all topics such as normalizing U.S.-North Korea relations, a peace agreement and economic cooperation are possible.But the reality is that the gap between the U.S. and the North position still remains large, so the chance of real progress is not huge.Both sides are trying to seize the diplomatic nettle. Yoon Duk Min, a professor at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, told The Daily NK on the 22nd, “The U.S. has made this gesture after considering how it can achieve progress in its talks with North Korea. The North wants to enter a dialogue phase by creating an environment of appeasement.” Professor Yoon pointed out, “Although an atmosphere of appeasement is being promoted between the U.S. and North Korea, the possibility remains that the dialogue between the two countries will return to its starting point when the North brings up various conditions, as in the past.”Currently, the U.S., at the same time as fulfilling its diplomatic obligation to provide the first step towards resuming the Six-Party Talks, seems to be putting its eggs in the basket of the Bosworth delegation’s trip to the North in order to find out Kim Jong Il’s true intention on denuclearization.But the U.S. did stick to its principle of taking the first step towards the North’s return to the Six-Party Talks. The U.S., after establishing a clear policy of dialogue with the North in September, only revealed its plan to hold bilateral talks in December after receiving a message from North Korea stating the possibility of returning to the Talks.Consequently, the U.S. will only act positively after the North reassesses the effectiveness of nuclear possession of its own accord and changes its stance on the Six-Party Talks.However, if the North does not change and tries to use its dialogue with the U.S. as a means of negotiation, then the gap between the sides will only increase.Since its second nuclear test, the North has been completely isolated internationally. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited North Korea last month and promised to send aid to Kim Jong Il, allowing the North to breathe a small sigh of relief, but the UN Resolution has largely sealed the North’s outside activities at source.From North Korea’s perspective, it is necessary to act on the defensive front, calling for a security guarantee and economic aid while blunting UN sanctions by establishing dialogue with the U.S. According to its domestic situation, North Korea might be able to change its policy on nuclear weapons. One expert believes that U.S.-North Korea dialogue could move up a level through the visit by Bosworth.Ko Yu Hwan, a professor at Donguk University, told Daily NK, “A peace agreement and the normalization of U.S.-North Korea relations proposed by the U.S. were what the North wanted. Both sides have agreed to the goal of denuclearization, so the possibility of achieving progress in the upcoming dialogue is higher than in the past.”However, he pointed out, “There is a high possibility that the situation could change regarding the give-and-take between the U.S. and North Korea. Moreover, bilateral talks between the two sides require deliberation with the remaining countries to the Six-Party Talks, so the limitations are clear.”In particular, he emphasized, “Now, the situation is not so great in the North due to the deterioration in Kim Jong Il’s health and UN sanctions, but nuclear possession can be defended anytime.” SHARE Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Kim Yong Hun – 2009.11.23 7:13pm Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Analysis & Opinion center_img Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? 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QUT Mackay pilot plant to get capability upgrade

first_imgQUT Mackay pilot plant to get capability upgrade The Australian Government has announced $5.2 million in funding from the Regional Recovery Partnerships program to upgrade and expand equipment capability at the QUT Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant.The pilot plant is a biomanufacturing scale-up facility that bridges the gap between research and commercialisation by demonstrating the viability of new technologies and producing products in sizable quantities.Professor Ian O’Hara, Deputy Director of the QUT Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy, said the funding would be used to expand the equipment capability of the facility to demonstrate a broad range of new bioprocess technologies.“The funding will help upgrade the plant’s biomass processing, fermentation, separation and purification equipment, which will enhance its ability to demonstrate synthetic biology capability for regional biomanufacturing,” Professor O’Hara said.“Industry and the research community are developing new biomanufacturing processes which are creating new value chains from agriculture through to high value bio-based products.“Upgrading our capability to demonstrate biomanufacturing technologies will make the pilot plant the first and only facility in Australia capable of doing that at scale.”With upgraded fermentation capability the pilot plant will demonstrate technologies for development of future foods industries, such as dietary alternative products, as well as the production of bioplastics and bio-textiles.The pilot plant was established in 2010. Since that time, QUT has connected global innovators to Australian feedstock suppliers, investors and end users in research and new product development.Over the past decade, the facility has completed 35 projects with a range of local, national and international partners.Professor Ian O’Hara at the QUT Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant.Professor O’Hara said he was grateful to the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday regional stakeholders for prioritising the upgrade and anticipated very significant benefits to the region from the work.“There is an exciting opportunity for the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday region to grow new jobs in regional biomanufacturing industries including synthetic biology.“Synthetic biology enables us to transform agricultural residues and wastes into valuable products in ways that we have not been able to do before.“Given that the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday region has one of the best sugar resources, not just in Australia but in the world, there are significant opportunities to use technology to transform and manufacture products within the region itself.“The region will be a significant employer in the future bioeconomy based upon its extraordinary capability in agricultural, resources and services industries.”Professor O’Hara said the rise of synthetic biology applications was driven by consumer demand for sustainable products.“Consumers are driving demand for products that meet their needs, and a lot of those products are renewable, sustainable, and bio-based,” he said.“For example, in the alternative foods space, we’re seeing a segment of consumers looking for dietary alternatives for a variety of reasons, including sustainability or personal health choices.Work on upgrading the pilot plant will begin soon and is expected to be complete within 18 months.While contractors are yet to be appointed, Professor O’Hara said he hoped a large amount of the work would be completed by local industry.Professor O’Hara said QUT wanted to make sure the pilot plant had strong connections to the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday community and called on interested people in the local region to become involved in its work and operations where they can.“We welcome companies, groups and individuals in the region to become involved and we will be working with regional stakeholders to ensure that facility is delivering benefits to the region,” he said.Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen announced the funding at the pilot plant today (Wednesday 19 May 2021). /University Release. 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We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Federal, fermentation, Government, Mackay, production, Professor, Queensland University of Technology, QUT, renewable, sustainability, sustainable, synthetic biology, technology, universitylast_img read more

Burns elected VP of American Astronomical Society

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail A CU-Boulder astrophysicist who aims to probe the origins of the universe from the far side of the moon has been elected vice president of the American Astronomical Society, the group announced this month.Jack O. Burns, a University of Colorado Boulder professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences, is one of three vice presidents of the AAS. The AAS is described as the premiere organization of professional astronomers in North America and perhaps the world.The organization’s scientific and educational programs are among the “most important presented anywhere,” Burns said.As vice president, Burns will be responsible for assembling scientific programs that are broad, diverse, touch on the forefront of science and include educational innovations, he said.Burns is an expert in public policy and science policy as they relate to space. At CU-Boulder, he teaches classes on space policy, an area he has a particular passion for. “We live and die by the funding available,” he observed.Read the whole story at Arts & Sciences Magazine. Published: Feb. 14, 2014 last_img read more

Crime Watch – Light crime

first_img December 11, 2019 at 1:06 PM San Francisco aims to rein in tests of tech ideas on streetsSecond man arrested for spraying bear repellent on anti-Trump protestersYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours ago Comments are closed. Torcuato says: Another vagrant… James Bell says: center_img December 12, 2019 at 5:27 AM HomeBad BehaviorCrime Watch – Light crime Dec. 11, 2019 at 6:00 amBad BehaviorCrimeCRIME WATCHFeaturedNewsCrime Watch – Light crimeeditor2 years agocrimesanta monica policesmpd On November 28, at 11 a.m.Downtown Service Officers responded to a call of a male subject yelling, screaming and kicking signs along the promenade in the 1200 block of 3rd St. The subject then picked up a light fixture with large glass light bulbs and slammed them together causing them to break. Officers arrived and met with the DTSM representative who made a private person’s arrest of the subject. The suspect remained uncooperative with police officers during the investigation. Christopher William Riley, 39, from Gardena, was arrested for vandalism and resisting arrest. Bail was set at $20,000.Tags :crimesanta monica policesmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 2 comments Another danger to the community. He will be back out on the streets in less than 48 hours. 2 Comments last_img read more

Municipal Elections Set Up City Councils Amid Rapid Growth

first_imgKyle Waterman met a lot of neighbors in recent months.The 42-year-old, who grew up in Helena and moved to Kalispell nearly five years ago, toured the historic neighborhoods surrounding downtown and also sent out postcards seeking feedback about the town and its direction.The effort not only informed Waterman of a few issues facing the growing city, it also propelled him into a first-time leadership role on the city council.Voters last week elected Waterman to the Kalispell City Council with 261 votes. He unseated longtime incumbent Jim Atkinson, who drew 214 votes. Karlene Osorio-Khor received 192 votes.Waterman, who works as a nonprofit consultant and will be sworn in Jan. 2, will join the eight-member council representing Ward 3.“I’m excited to have that support and to know that I connected with people and was able to win their support,” he said. “I’m looking forward to serving and taking some of that information I learned from the public.”Tim Kluesner, an incumbent in Ward 4, was re-elected, garnering 387 votes. Challenger Sid Daoud received 124 votes.The Ward 3 and 4 races were the only contested races in this year’s municipal election. Mayor Mark Johnson ran unchallenged, as did Ward 1 councilor Sandra Carlson, Ward 2 councilor Chad Graham and Municipal Judge Lori Adams.The issue that rose to the surface of Waterman’s surveying involved affordable housing concerns in Kalispell.“That was a majority of what I heard, people wanting to see Kalispell grow but don’t want to be priced out,” he said.Waterman said many people he spoke with expressed frustration over the lack of affordable rental options, as well as home buying opportunities.He said he also received a lot of feedback about Kalispell’s new plan for downtown, which seeks to improve walkability and other issues in the historic heart of town.“It’s a vision and it’s a bright vision,” he said. “The next step is to take it into action. That will take a lot of work.”He said he’s concerned with the current proposal to reduce traffic from four lanes to two lanes on Main Street without establishing alternate routes that could help the flow of vehicles. He said he does oppose the expansion of U.S. Highway 93 around the courthouse to four lanes and hopes the city can come to an agreement with the state and county.“I think it would be a travesty to see four lanes around the couplet. Right now that’s how we slow down traffic entering downtown,” he said. “It would rip apart the neighborhoods if we were to do that type of change.”He said the city should continue to gather feedback from residents before making any permanent changes and is excited to be part of the new vision.“I do believe there is the right sequence to slowing traffic down and making downtown more of a destination,” he said.“Kalispell has a lot of opportunities, and I think there is so many things we can do right the first time that would be ways to do smart growth and be responsible with our money.”Voter turnout in Flathead County was 21 percent with 4,771 voters casting ballots out of 22,547 registered voters.In Columbia Falls, incumbent mayor Don Barnhart handily defeated challenger John Rallis, drawing 562 votes to Rallis’ 75. It was the first contested mayoral race in 16 years.“I think people understand that I understand our government and our city and how to operate it efficiently,” Barnhart said.“I’ve proven myself over quite a few years … We’ve had a good council since I got involved in 2001 and the councils have always been forward looking and worked well with our managers.”Four city council candidates were running for three open seats. Incumbent councilors Jenny Lovering (466) and Mike Shepard (438) were both re-elected and newcomer Paula Robinson (509) will be joining the seven-member governing body. Challenger Stephen Duffy received 289 votes.Incumbent councilor Dave Petersen, whose term is expiring, did not file for re-election.Columbia Falls is enjoying healthy economic growth as the tourism industry benefits local businesses and families increasingly move into town.Barnhart said the council will remain focused on helping maintain the economic momentum sweeping across city. Outdoor recreation and tourism have fueled healthy economic gains in a community that has been hit hard by shrinking industrial sectors. Weyerhaeuser Co. closed its mills and administrative offices in recent years, but the news that SmartLam is purchasing one of the former sawmill sites and efforts to revitalize an industrial yard have provided optimism that industry is poised for a local rebound.“We want to keep our taxes as low as we can and work to make this city a better place to live,” Barnhart said.In Whitefish, William Hileman, an attorney at Trieweiler, Hedman, Hileman & Lacosta, was elected municipal court judge. He received 842 votes and Kristi Curtis, a city prosecutor in Whitefish, received 621. Municipal Judge Bradley Johnson is retiring.Three council candidates ran for three seats, making it an uncontested race. Incumbent Andy Feury ran along with newcomers Ryan Gregory Hennen and Melissa Hartman. Incumbents Jen Frandsen did not file for re-election and Pam Barberis withdrew her candidacy.Whitefish’s city government encompasses six councilors and the mayor serving as the legislative body and an appointed city manager who oversees daily operations.In Lincoln County, voters rejected a pair of school bonds that would have funded the development of a new elementary and middle school. The Eureka public school district was seeking $18.15 million to construct a new kindergarten-through-eighth-grade building that would attach to the existing Lincoln County High School, creating an updated and cohesive campus with new multi-use learning sections for each grade and centralized and expanded kitchen facilities.For the 20-year bond, property taxes for a home in both districts valued at $100,000 would increase an estimated $166 annually, or roughly $13.86 a month, according to the school district. For a home in just the elementary district, property taxes for a home valued at $100,000 would increase roughly $132 annually, or $11 a month.In the elementary district, 813 voters were opposed to the request and 550 were supportive. In the high school district, 1,069 voters were opposed and 649 were in favor.In Troy, Dallas Carr was elected mayor. Carr received 173 votes. Challengers Charles Ekstedt received 108 and Chris Penner had seven. The incumbent mayor, Darren Coldwell, did not run for re-election.In Libby, four candidates were running for three seats on the city council, and Gary Beach (417), Gary Armstrong (399) and Kristin Smith (362) were elected. Arlen Magill received 220 votes.In Eureka, incumbent mayor LeeAnn Schermerhorn ran unopposed for another four-year term. One person ran for an open seat on Eureka’s four-member council, Breean C. Reyes. In Rexford, no one ran for the mayor position, and the council will have to appoint a person to the role. In Troy, one person, Shawna Kelsey, filed for one of the two city council positions that are open. The council will have to appoint a person to the other seat. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

Buncrana fire causes HSE clinic cancellations

first_img Twitter Facebook By News Highland – January 2, 2019 Facebook Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterest Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Google+ Buncrana fire causes HSE clinic cancellations DL Debate – 24/05/21 The HSE has confirmed that a number of clinics in Buncrana have been cancelled as a result of the fire which damaged a building on Main Street in the early hours of New Years Eve.Service users are asked not to present for any scheduled appointments at the premises.Alternative clinic locations are being sought and service users will be contacted as soon as possible regarding further appointments.The services affected are Speech & Language Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Paediatric Occupational Therapy, Paediatric Physiotherapy, Early Intervention Team, Adult Social Work, Ophthalmics, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, and Community Palliative Care.The HSE apologises for the delay and disruption to services arising from the fire and is working to have services resumed as soon as possible.Any enquiries from service users may be made by contacting Tel: 074 9361044.Garda investigations are continuing, with clear indications that the blaze may have started maliciously.HSE statement in full:The HSE is advising that its clinics which operate from 10a Lower Main Street, Buncrana, will not be running from this location for the foreseeable future.This is due to extensive damage to the building arising from a fire in the early hours of December 31st.Service users are asked not to present for any scheduled appointments at the premises.Alternative clinic locations are being sought and service users will be contacted as soon as possible regarding further appointments.The services affected are Speech & Language Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Paediatric Occupational Therapy, Paediatric Physiotherapy, Early Intervention Team, Adult Social Work, Ophthalmics, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, and Community Palliative Care.The HSE apologises for the delay and disruption to services arising from the fire and is working to have services resumed as soon as possible.Any enquiries from service users may be made by contacting Tel: 074 9361044. Previous articleNew car registrations in Donegal for 2018 down over 11%Next articleMcCLean, Harkin & Parkhouse sign on at Derry City News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Storm Ali: Council issue statement regarding road closures

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Facebook Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Storm Ali: Council issue statement regarding road closures By News Highland – September 19, 2018 Previous articlePublic meeting tonight on Sliabh Liag DistilleryNext articleJohn Campbell on keeping Harps momentum going News Highland Donegal County Council is receiving numerous calls this morning regarding fallen trees and debris as a result of Storm Ali. Please see below a list of current road closures. This list will be updated throughout the day:Stranorlar Municipal DistrictRoad at Tullyrap on N14 between Letterkenny and Lifford reopensDonegal Municipal DistrictTwo large trees down on the R233 – Lough Derg Road, currently impassable, its expected road will be cleared by 1pm.Local road blocked by fallen large tree and over head lines Ballymagorty ScotchLough Eske road at Killymard churchHouse entrance blocked by large fallen tree in Kimmid PettigoFollowing roads reopened to traffic, passable with care as materials are still being cleared from road verge:N3 – Ballyshannon to Beleek RoadR231 – Rossonwlagh RoadR263 – At the outskirts of PettigoeN15 – At Laghey SchoolR267 – Outside Donegal Town between the Abbey Vocational School and Temples CornerR262 – Frosses to Glenties Road at Gargrim.A Spokesperson said: Our crews are currently out on the ground dealing with these but we would like to ask the public to bear with us as it will take time to clear all the locations.Trees will only be cut up when it is safe to do so but we will do our best to get the trees cleared and the roads reopened as soon as possible. Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Owner of oyster farm on Linsfort Beach defends development

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By admin – July 17, 2015 WhatsApp Owner of oyster farm on Linsfort Beach defends development Google+ Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleDerry to meet Drogheda and Cockhill host Longford in FAI Cup DrawNext article24-year-old man charged with murder of Paul McCauley admin The owner of a proposed oyster farm on Linsfort Beach in Inishowen has defended the decision to develop the facility in Lough Swilly.Craughnagee Oyster Farm applied to the Department of the Marine for the necessary licences, and secured them last year for a 16 hectare site.They currently employ 15 people and hope that will be expanded in the near future.And Derek Diver says the Save Linsfort Beach Group are putting out misleading information:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/derek.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more