East Donegal roads reopened following overnight flash floods

first_imgParts of East Donegal were hit by heavy floods last night as downpours caused major travel disruption in the area.Two main routes were impassable after 9pm due to floodwater and many other local routes were affected.Donegal County Council workers were on the scene to divert traffic and deal with the destruction. The R236 St. Johnston to the N14 at Ballinalecky and the R265 Rossgier to Porthall have been reopened this Monday morning.Motorists are being advised to drive with care.   East Donegal roads reopened following overnight flash floods was last modified: September 23rd, 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)last_img read more

Tottenham v Swansea line-ups: Spurs trio return, Davies dropped, one Swans change

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesKieran Trippier and Moussa Sissoko return to Tottenham’s starting line-up for the visit of Swansea to Wembley.Ben Davies drops to the bench as Tripper replaces Serge Aurier at right-back and Sissoko comes in for Mousa Dembele in three changes from the side that beat Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek.Dele Alli also returns as Aurier and Dembele take places among the substitutes, as does Fernando Llorente, who came on for his Spurs debut in the 3-1 group-stage win, and fellow summer signing Juan Foyth, who is yet to make an appearance.Mike van der Hoorn replaces Leroy Fer in Swansea’s only change from the team that lost at home to Newcastle. Loan signing from Bayern Munich Renato Sanches starts again despite a disappointing debut against the Magpies.Tottenham: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Dier, Sissoko; Son, Alli, Eriksen; KaneSubs: Vorm, Aurier, Foyth, Dembele,Davies, Winks, LlorenteSwansea: Fabianski, Naughton, van der Hoorn, Fernandez (C), Mawson, Olsson, Clucas, Sanches, Carroll, Ayew, AbrahamSubs: Nordfeldt, Rangel, Roque Mesa, Fer, Routledge, Narsingh, Bony Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Villagers demand new lease of life for Ramgarh dam

first_imgAn agitation for protection of catchment area of the historic Ramgarh dam near here, once considered the lifeline of Jaipur, has revived with the villagers and farmers of the region staging a sit-in near the dam demanding immediate removal of encroachments. The dam, which earlier supplied drinking water to the city, has dried completely in the last decade.Local villagers, who participated in the agitation on Monday, said that the Ramgarh lake had hosted rowing events during the 1982 Asian Games. Numerous encroachments which came up in the catchment area have halted free flow of water to the dam. Its construction was completed in 1904 during the reign of erstwhile Jaipur ruler Sawai Madho Singh II.The sit-in was led by Rajya Sabha MP Kirorilal Meena, who called upon the Congress government to take urgent steps to remove encroachments in compliance with the repeated directions of the Rajasthan High Court. In an order passed in 2012, the High Court had defined catchment area as the land of pond and tributaries from where water flowed.While directing the State government to remove encroachments, Justice M.N. Bhandari at the High Court’s Jaipur Bench had observed that construction at agricultural land in the catchment area could be allowed within the permissible limits, but care should be taken that it did not obstruct flow of water to the dam.Jaipur MP Ramcharan Bohra, Chomu MLA Ramlal Sharma and former chairperson of State Women’s Commission Suman Sharma also took part in the sit-in. Mr. Meena said he had sent a memorandum to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot with a suggestion that the Chambal river water be supplied to the dam through the proposed Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project. “The Jamwa Ramgarh Tehsildar’s report that there are no encroachments and no obstructions in the flow of water is misleading,” he said. The memorandum also carried a list of 109 “influential persons” who had constructed buildings in the dam’s catchment area. It said a large number of poor villagers had been ousted from the area.last_img read more

EGC Working With Stakeholders to Reform Development Approval Process

first_imgEconomic Growth Council (EGC) Chairman, Michael Lee-Chin, says the Council is working closely with several key stakeholders, including the relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies, to identify and rectify factors delaying the development approval process.Speaking at Thursday’s (August 23) sixth EGC quarterly briefing at Jamaica House, Mr. Lee-Chin said the Council is seeking to lend technical expertise, where necessary, to drive timely reform of the process.This, he said, is aimed at expediting the timeline for granting approvals and standardising the attendant fees.The Chairman noted that the delay in granting approvals has been a perennial challenge and a major hindrance to Jamaica’s attainment of higher levels of sustainable growth.According to the World Bank’s Doing Business report, approvals span about 147 days and 19 processes.Mr. Lee-Chin said the issue is further compounded by delays in the relevant stakeholders’ completion of parish development orders, which were due to be finalised by June 2018.The missed deadline, he pointed out, is attributable to several factors, including: delayed feedback from the respective Municipal Corporations, and the printing of provisional Development Orders.The Chairman said preliminary information indicates that some of the Orders have, “to some extent,” not been entirely completed.Against this background, Mr. Lee-Chin said the EGC conducted its own investigation into the matter and along with the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), which is responsible for the country’s orderly development, and Jamaica Printing Services Limited, undertook work which enabled the printing of provisional Development Orders by June 24, 2018.Additionally, he said the Council is following up with the various Ministers/Ministries, Municipal Corporations, Mayors and Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, “to ensure that the completion of the initiatives is expedited.”“The Economic Growth Council will continue to work and we will be relentless in following up on agreed strategies and timelines,” Mr. Lee-Chin emphasised.He argued that if the country “is going to attract the kind of growth-inducing investments we seek, we’ll have to continue to work hard at removing the high levels of bureaucracy from our processes, particularly in the development and building application approval process.”In this regard, the Chairman urged the relevant stakeholders to “once and for all, get the Development Orders finished so (that) we can clear up the backlog of projects that are lingering.”NEPA indicated in 2015 that four new Development Orders had already been done for Portland, Manchester, Trelawny and Negril, while work was being undertaken on an additional three for Kingston, Clarendon and St. Thomas.last_img read more

Eat right to keep acne away

first_imgHave acne trouble? A balanced diet along with a healthy lifestyle can help you curb it, say experts. Experts tell what all one should eat to keep acne at bay: -Brown rice: Brown rice is a rich source of vitamin B, protein, magnesium, and several antioxidants. For acne, vitamin B acts as our skin’s stress fighter, which will help regulate hormones levels and prevent the likelihood of breakouts. -Garlic: Garlic is another super food that helps fight inflammation. Garlic is full of a naturally occurring chemical called allicin, which kills off many harmful bacteria and viruses your body might be fighting, so its proven to be good for reducing inflammation in acnes. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf-Broccoli: It is the perfect skin clearing food. It contains health building properties like vitamins A, B complex, C, E, and K. These antioxidants fight radical damage which will assist with the luminosity of your skin. -Fish: Known to be a very good source of omega-3 and 6-fatty acids, fish is excellent for an acne prone skin. These acids reduce inflammation in the skin. Sardine and salmon are very good for skin. -Nuts: Deficiencies in minerals such as zinc and selenium have been linked to acne. Most nuts contain selenium, vitamin E, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium and iron, which are all essential for healthy skin. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive-Fennel: If you are looking for the perfect natural skin cleanser, eat fennel. This licorice-tasting root vegetable can improve digestion, reduce swelling and help to flush out excess fluids and toxins in your skin. -Green tea: Many studies show that green tea helps fight acne. Drink more green tea throughout the day, and try applying cooled tea bags or a cloth dipped in cooled green tea to acne-prone areas of your face for 10-15 minutes. -Red grapes: The fruit and seed contain powerful natural chemicals and antioxidants that have been shown to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. On top of this, grapes can also help to control the side effects of allergic reactions on skin. -Alfalfa sprouts: It looks like grass, but these sprouts are packed with valuable, skin-clearing nutrients. Alfalfa sprouts contain live enzymes which help fight inflammation. -Foods rich in vitamin A and carotenoids: Carotenoids are used in anti inflammatory drugs for treatment for acne. Rich sources of carotenoids include carrot juice, carrots, spinach, kale, cantaloupe, vegetable soup, mangos, papaya, instant fortified oatmeal, frozen peas and tomato juice. Fresh and canned peaches and red bell peppers provide modest amounts of carotenoid.last_img read more

KMC to refer serious dengue cases to staterun hospitals

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will refer serious dengue cases to the state-run hospitals, which was decided at a high-level meeting held between senior civic officials and the superintendents of different state-run hospitals and senior officials of the state Health department. The meeting was presided over by Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh.The civic authorities have dengue clinics in 144 wards and if any serious patient is found attending the clinic, he or she would immediately be referred to any state-run hospital located in the vicinity. In North Kolkata, cases will be referred to R G kar Medical College and Hospital. The civic authorities have requested the hospital superintendents to ensure that the patients referred by KMC are not refused admission. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAs the KMC’s motto is zero mortality in dengue, the senior civic officials have urged people to get in touch with the dengue clinics and get their blood tested if they are found suffering from fever. The KMC dengue clinics are not only well equipped but the patients are also treated following WHO guidelines. The KMC officials regretted that as blood tests in the dengue clinics are free, people do not take them seriously. The KMC has health clinics in every borough, manned by specialised doctors. People suffering from diabetes are treated and blood tests and medicines are given to them free of cost. It may be mentioned that the KMC has launched special drives to eradicate dengue in the city. Twenty wards have been declared vulnerable and drives are being carried out in these wards regularly.last_img read more