The Oldtown area of Letterkenny will be back to normal traffic flow tomorrow (Wednesday) as two-way traffic is reinstated and the lights are removed.The Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the news that the works will be altered by Wednesday morning at the latest.Motorists have experienced regular delays in the area this summer as Irish Water carry out sewer upgrade works to stop the overflow of raw sewage into the River Swilly. This work is part of a major investment in water and sewerage in Letterkenny and the wider county. Irish water contractors have been in the area from May and there has been severe disruption over the ensuing weeks. Unfortunately customers have been avoiding the area and finding alternative routes which of course has an effect on the businesses in the area.The Letterkenny Chamber and the businesses in the area want to clearly get out a message that the area is fully open for business.A temporary working area has been set up inside Dunnes Stores Car Park to facilitate the construction of the sewer pipe along Oldtown road providing much relief to the businesses, customers and car users.Letterkenny Chamber President, Leonard Watson, is encouraging customers to go back to support the businesses in the area “This has been a very tough summer for Oldtown, each and every business directly affected has tried all they can to keep and serve their loyal customers, however there has been a drastic reduction in footfall and passing trade. “We would like to thank Dunnes Stores in particular for allowing the contractor to use their site. This was a very important move to ensure the next phase of the work allows a much better traffic flow. This was crucial to give some relief to everyone using this area.”Leonard went on to say “More than ever we want to encourage customers to support their local businesses. These businesses provide jobs for the local community and keep our town centre vibrant and attractive. Letterkenny is the centre of shopping in Donegal and we want to ensure that everyone knows that the Town is open for business as usual. The businesses in Oldtown, Pearse Road and those in the middle of the works are open and ready to welcome all new and old customers and thank everyone for their patience and custom.”Relief for Oldtown residents and businesses as traffic lights to be removed was last modified: September 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter Gilas Pilipinas got away with wins that looked far from pretty, coach Chot Reyes knows it highlighted how much work the team needs in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifying series.The national team gets another three months to get it all done—whether it’s adjusting to the tournament’s new home-and-away format or making sure that naturalized player Andray Blatche stays fit for action.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chair emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan noted that Gilas’ three-week training, clearly, wasn’t enough.“If we are going to get serious against Australia, we have got to give enough time for the team to jell,” said Pangilinan.Part of that preparation should be getting Blatche on board early, said Reyes, as the 31-year-old got criticized for his sluggish showing.“The key is to get him to practice more than five days,” said Reyes, after Blatche flew in late due to commitments in China. “We can’t teach everything in five days. Or you might be able to teach everything, but to actually practice it, run it, make it instinct, you can’t get that in five days.”Blatche had a measly six points on a 2-of-9 shooting plus six turnovers against Taipei, but had 14 rebounds and five blocks. Reyes got a big boost, however, from June Mar Fajardo’s 17 points off the bench on top of eight rebounds, two assists and a couple of blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jarata replicates Palawan tennis 3-peat Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES “It’s simply a matter of them (players) getting used to it mentally and physically,” said Reyes.Gilas struggled pulling off victories over Japan ( 77-71) last Friday in Tokyo and Chinese Taipei (90-83) Monday night in Manila in the first window of Group B action.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSo despite the 2-0 start, Reyes expects things to get harder when the Philippines takes on powerhouse Australia in the second window on Feb. 22, 2018 in Adelaide.“It’s going to be three months so there won’t be any kind of momentum that’s going to be built,” said Reyes. “But it armed us a lot of knowledge about ourselves. Hopefully, things to work on and learn.” Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Cesc doesn’t want to leave Chelsea until he reaches landmarkby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCesc Fabregas doesn’t want to leave Chelsea until he plays his 500th English game.The Irish Independent says the Spanish midfielder missed the victory over Crystal Palace with a neck injury, but could return to the squad for tomorrow night’s game against Southampton.He has made a combined 499 appearances for Chelsea and Arsenal, and one more would see him reach his target ahead of his expected departure.Having moved to Arsenal as a 16-year-old, Fabregas has spent over 12 years in English football and has been one of the best ever Premier League players.He is second only to Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs in the all-time assists chart, despite having spent three years in Spain at Barcelona, and has won every English domestic trophy including two league titles with Chelsea.
Twitter/@pac12We’re months away from the start of the Pac-12 football season, but it is not too early to start getting your wagers in order for the 2015 season. Sportsbook 5Dimes has released its moneyline odds for each Pac-12 team for the upcoming season. As you’d expect, Oregon is a pretty heavy favorite to capture the crown at +200, with UCLA and USC tied with the second best odds at +450. Conference basement-dweller Colorado brings up the rear at +6000. The super-confident Buffs fans can take home a pretty pay day if they think their team can do the unthinkable this fall.Here are the full odds, via 5Dimes.
The UDC is the overall project manager for the $3.968-billion project. Approximately $3.267 billion of the total project cost is funded by a grant from the People’s Republic of China, while the Government of Jamaica is providing funds for the coastal protection, drainage and external works. General Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Dr. Damian Graham, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to undertake the downtown Kingston Redevelopment Project.He highlights construction of new offices in downtown Kingston that will house the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.“It is an 11-storey building worth almost $4 billion. The UDC was asked to step in with the Ministry to ensure that the grant funding being provided by China was utilised. We have been taking that project through, and it will be delivered next year,” Dr. Graham said.He was speaking in a recent interview on the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) television programme, ‘Issues and Answers’.The UDC is the overall project manager for the $3.968-billion project. Approximately $3.267 billion of the total project cost is funded by a grant from the People’s Republic of China, while the Government of Jamaica is providing funds for the coastal protection, drainage and external works.Another major investment includes the construction of a new corporate head office for GraceKennedy Limited.“They are also moving ahead at the right pace. We have the UN (United Nations) House that is coming downtown at the Jamaica Conference Centre space. We are doing upgrades with the Ministry of National Security, and if you go downtown… you will see cameras going up,” Dr. Graham said.He added that there is now new zoning with respect to security and emergency services.The General Manager stated that the old Oceana Hotel was divested to King Church Property Holdings Limited, adding that the UDC was asked by the Government to refurbish the lower floor to house the Accountant General’s Department.“We have done so and delivered that project. Victoria Pier is on its way to be re-opened for the winter tourism season. You have the festival marketplace that is next door, a $154-million investment that the UDC put in, and we will be going to market soon to invite persons to come into that space to have the Kiosks operating. It is supposed to be the ground zero for the lifestyle centre,” Dr. Graham said.The UDC is the principal public-sector organisation responsible for planning and designing urban environments in designated areas in Jamaica.It is also the entity charged with preparing, developing and implementing plans for urban development, urban renewal and rural modernisation, in collaboration with other agencies. General Manager of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Dr. Damian Graham, has reiterated the Government’s commitment to undertake the downtown Kingston Redevelopment Project. He highlights construction of new offices in downtown Kingston that will house the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. Story Highlights
Jumping29 Kick Power20 CATEGORYRATING Consistency0 Catch in Traffic14 Awareness10 Agility23 Juke Move28 Overall12 Catching29 Spin Move24 Ball Carrier Vision8 Injury99 Release7 Good luck out there. Keep us posted on how it goes. ‘Win with Walt’ Madden challenge detailsThe goal: Win the Super Bowl in Madden 2016 with Walt Hickey as your starting quarterback.How to participate:Make a custom player on a team of your choice with the Madden ratings below.In the event we haven’t listed a rating — I wasn’t evaluated for several defensive categories — just enter the overall rating of 12 in that field.Make this person your quarterback, on whatever team you’d like.Release all other quarterbacks on the team and play through a season of football, make it through the playoffs and then win the Super Bowl on an All-Pro or higher difficulty setting.Don’t egregiously cheat. That means don’t tinker with player ratings and don’t spend the whole season just running the ball. Mitigate my weaknesses and take advantage of my strengths (such as they are).UPDATE (Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m.): A few people have written in to ask for more details in creating their Walt avatar. Here’s some more guidance:Height, Weight, Age: 6’2”, 210 lbs., 25College: William & MaryInjury: If you are dropping all your other quarterbacks, you are allowed to give Walt a 99 injury rating. We’ve updated the spreadsheet below. You may also want to create a number of Walts for your roster in order to bring one in if your first Walt still gets injured.Run/pass ratio: In the spirit of fairness, we advise that you try to pass the ball at least 40 percent of the time.The entry: Email [email protected] with any details of your journey, strategy, photos, screenshots or videos.The prize: The first person to do this gets a shout-out on Hot Takedown and a signed glossy of Walt Hickey in full pads mailed directly to your house, if you’re willing to give us your home address.The ratings: Stiff Arm9 Ever wonder how a normal person would fare in the NFL? Last February, we found out when we teamed up with the folks at EA Sports to turn a normal, lazy, non-athletic lout into a Madden NFL avatar. That lout happened to be me.I attended a private, faux combine and was thrust into a series of simulations to figure out just how bad walk-ons like me would be in the NFL. While I ran around a football field in Florida, the Madden ratings team was measuring my football skills — things like throw accuracy, speed, trucking and kick power.When the EA Sports people used me as a quarterback, the Giants went an average of 2.9 wins per simulated season. Now it’s your turn. Our sports podcast Hot Takedown is launching a crowdsourced challenge to find out if someone has stick skills so profound that they can use a weak, slow and inaccurate average-Joe QB to win it all. Watch us discuss the project here or listen to the latest episode of Hot Takedown; full details about the challenge are below. Strength14 Trucking9 Route Running8 Elusiveness10 Throw Ball Away traitYes Play Action5 Tuck and Run traitSometimes Stamina69 Force Pass traitConservative Toughness40 Deep Accuracy3 Speed33 Carrying15 Acceleration35 Throw on Run15 Sense Pressure traitParanoid Tight Spiral traitNo Kick Accuracy10 Short Accuracy20 Throw Power17 Mid Accuracy13 Spectacular Catch22
Udinese Spanish football club manager Julio Velazquez has declared that Udinese’s return from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Parma was “worth the same as a victory.”The Spanish manager was getting his first bite of Serie A football as it didn’t start well for him, however, his team managed to recover at the Stadio Tardini.“I think we did well and it’s a positive result,” Velazquez told DAZN as quoted in Football Italia.“It wasn’t easy to play against a Parma side that had been missing from Serie A for a few years and was highly-motivated to start strong.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I think this draw is worth the same as a victory. Our idea is always to try and win, but today a draw in the circumstances was positive.“We did better in the second half and that is also a good sign for our fitness levels. We could even have won towards the end and kept pushing.”
The Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper debuted for his team, but his club ended up losing in penalty kicks against Werder Bremen.Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen drew 3-3 yesterday after extra time in DFB-Pokal Third Round action.But in the penalty kicks stage, Bremen ended up winning 4-2, eliminating the hopes and dreams of BVB.On that match, goalkeeper Eric Oelschlagel debuted with his new team, and he’s bittersweet after debuting on a very complicated match that ended up in a defeat.“It was an emotional day for me. It hasn’t sunk in yet,” Oelschlagel told the club’s official website.“It’s still fresh in my mind. For me, it’s a dream come true.”“The outcome of the match is very annoying, there’s obviously a sense of frustration there,” he explained.“It was only this morning that the goalkeeping coach told me I’d play.”Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I had a few good moments, but the team made it easy for me too. Ultimately, for me personally, I’m able to draw a positive conclusion,” the goalkeeper concluded.Eric Oelschlagel debuted professionally with Werder Bremen II in 2014, in 2016 he moved to the senior squad for two years.Then he was transferred to Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2018 and had played only with the second squad until yesterday.“It was no surprise that it was going to be a difficult match against Werder Bremen,” coach Lucien Favre added.“After Bremen took an early lead, we controlled the game. They played very compactly. It was difficult to find the gaps.”“We played with patience and the equalizer at 1-1 before the break was deserved,” he continued.“Bremen were always dangerous. The goal we conceded at 3-3 was a little unnecessary but that’s all part of the sport – as are illnesses for our players in February.”