Council asked to use ‘goodwill’ to fix potholes in Letterkenny estate

first_imgResidents of a Letterkenny estate affected by water and roads problems continue to wait for it to be taken over by the council so that works can get underway.Potholes in Gleann Tain and Gort na Greine at Mountain Top are a major problem for residents and people passing through, Cllr Gerry McMonagle told the Letterkenny MD meeting on Wednesday. He pointed out that there were 119 houses in the estates and a funeral home in the area which is in regular use.Cllr McMonagle asked for the council, as a ‘goodwill gesture’, to fix the roads as they wait for the estate to be taken in charge. “Every other department in the council, it seems, is working to support Gleann Tain but the Roads Department is not,” Cllr McMonagle claimed, adding that money may be available for the works under bonds.However, the response from the roads department was that potholes at Gleann Tain could not be repaired as they were non-public roads and the council would be liable if works were carried out before the takeover.Meanwhile, the local authority is looking to upgrade the water booster pump to deal with current water issues at the estates.Council asked to use ‘goodwill’ to fix potholes in Letterkenny estate was last modified: May 15th, 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

Corruption, reservation stall proceedings in Council for second day

first_imgThe Council was adjourned for the second consecutive day on Friday over State government’s “failure” to give reservation for the Dhangar (shepherd) community, and address the issue of corruption by Cabinet ministers. Like Thursday, the House was adjourned three times before continuous pandemonium forced the chairman to call off the proceedings for the day prior to lunch time. Leader of the Opposition Dhananjay Munde claimed that the Opposition had ‘conclusive evidence’ against 16 ministers of the BJP-Shiv Sena government and the treasury benches were causing commotion only to avoid a debate. “This Government is trying to protect the corrupt. This has been the policy of this government, and we condemn their casual approach to such a serious issue,” he said. The Opposition MLCs said the government has broken away from the traditions of the august house by evading important debates brought up under the Legislative Rules. “This Government has broken away from the tradition by not allowing the dissenting voices to put across a point of public interest,” said Bhai Jagtap (Congress). ‘Sena behind downfall of Marathi’ Members of the Opposition on Friday blamed the Shiv Sena for the downfall of the Marathi language, alleging that the party when in power had not done enough to preserve the language. Speaking in the Council over the proposal for grant of classical status to Marathi language and issues related to its conservation, Kapil Patil of the Lok Bharati Party said, “The Sena despite being in power for so many years has not done enough. It even enters agreement with its staff and members in English, and then claims to be a saviour of the language in public.” He also demanded at least 50 % subsidy for Marathi medium schools.last_img read more

NBA Rockets star Harden fined $25K for ripping referees

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ With 32 consecutive games of 30 points or more, Harden is on the second-longest such streak in NBA history. He scored 30 in the loss to the Lakers. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Final push PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town James Harden (right) of the Houston Rockets argues with referee Michael Smith after getting three fouls during the first quarter in a 111-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 21, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. AFPNEW YORK, United States – Houston Rockets guard James Harden was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for public criticism of officiating, the league announced.Harden made his comments to reporters after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the visiting Rockets 111-106 on Thursday at Staples Center.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Referee Scott Foster aroused Harden’s anger, the versatile All-Star saying Foster has a “personal” issue with the Rockets and should not be permitted to officiate any more of their games.Four offensive fouls were called against Harden, the last sending him out of the game with Houston down by six points with 84 seconds remaining, although it was not whistled by Foster.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHarden called Foster “rude” and “arrogant” and added, “You aren’t able to talk to him throughout the course of the game. It’s like, how do you build that relationship with officials? It’s pretty frustrating.”Harden leads the NBA in scoring with 36.5 points a game. He also averages 7.7 assists and 6.7 rebounds per contest as well as ranking third in the league with 2.15 steals a game. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more