Donegal family’s fury at €66k water connection

first_imgIrish Water has come under further scrutiny in Donegal after they priced a family over €60,000 to install a 270-meter water pipe to their new home. The family, who do not want to be identified, contacted the Irish utility several weeks ago and were quoted €66,700 to place a three-quarter-inch water pipe on the premises.Concern was recently raised following the introduction of new rules applying to the installation of water connections in April 2019. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said: “When the family contacted me initially, I actually thought they must have got this wrong.“However, once they sent me on the documentation I was shocked and I started making contact with Irish Water and they were quite adamant that they were not overcharging and that was the correct price.”How did Irish Water respond? “At one point Irish Water said that they saw no ‘gain’ in meeting with me on the issue,” Mac Giolla Easbuig said.“It is very typical of Irish Water of not wanting to meet with public representatives on request, so I wasn’t shocked, disappointment yes, but not shocked. “But I kept on at them because that is what the taxpayers pay me to do, to do my work to the best of my ability and they eventually agreed to meet me.“But they wanted to do travel across the other side of the county in Ballyshannon, but I said that I expected them to be on-site so that they could grasp how ridiculous this is.“They told me there would be sticking to the price and that was because of the road safety management, but I am not ignorant of grounds work. I have been on building sites and I have worked with grounds work,” he added.“As I said to them, they must be paying the staff a couple of thousands of euro a day for that kind of money.“I thought it was very interesting when I contacted a local contractor and he quoted the same length of a road, five metres wide and about a metre deep at €20,000. “So with that, I would get three roads with that kind of money.”The west Donegal councillor said the issue had sparked real concern about the number of families who could be in a similar predicament.“So basically what Irish Water is doing here is putting that family in poverty or they are forcing them to immigrate abroad like the thousands of others in my community.“When we were out fighting Irish Water in 2011, our concern was the likes of this would happen, that they would not look after the people and they are there to look after the welfare of the people in our community and they are not doing that,” he said. “Irish Water needs to go back under the control fo the local authority so we can be part of the decision making on behalf of our communities.“Over the last couple of days, I have had people coming to me wondering if this what they are going to have to pay in order to have fully working water in their homes,” Mac Giolla Easbuig added.“All of these things have a roll-on effect and our community have already been destroyed by capitalism. Enough is enough.”Donegal family’s fury at €66k water connection was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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Santa Clara officials preparing in case Raiders eye Levi’s Stadium

first_imgSANTA CLARA — If the Raiders make good on their pledge this week to bolt Oakland a year before their new Las Vegas stadium is ready, experts say their most likely move would be a temporary revival of an old idea: sharing Levi’s Stadium with the 49ers.On Thursday, Santa Clara officials said they were dusting off documents for such a plan to be ready in case the Silver and Black come calling. But Mayor Lisa Gillmor said the city had yet to hear from Raiders executives, a day after the team cut …last_img

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CCA Exam Registration open through Dec. 14

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Harold Watters, CPAg/CCA, Ohio State University ExtensionExam registration for the February 1, 2019 exam date is open now through December 14th. Interested in becoming a Certified Crop Adviser or becoming certified in one of the specialty certifications (4R Nutrient Management Specialty, Resistance Management Specialist, Sustainability Specialty, and new in 2019 is the Precision Agriculture Specialty)? Find Performance Objectives, registration, and other materials for all exams on the CCA Exam website: https://www.certifiedcropadviser.org/exams.The OSU Agronomic Crops Team offers a basic CCA exam preparation workshop on January 9 and 10 in Sidney Ohio. We provide presentations and guidance on how and what to study for the exam – our goal is to help you pass, but at the same time show you where you may be deficient and need a little more study. The price for the exam preparation class is $250. Secure on-line registration via credit card, debit card or check is available at: http://go.osu.edu/Reg2019class. We are almost full, so reserve your spot soon.Want more information? Contact Harold Watters at [email protected] by phone 937 604-2415.last_img read more

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Blog Aggregator Regator Relaunches: New Design, Better Search & Facebook Integration

first_imgRelated Posts frederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Blogging#Product Reviews#RSS & Feeds#RSS Readers#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Focus on Mainstream, But With Some Nifty Advanced FeaturesWhile Regator’s core features are mainly aimed at mainstream users, advanced users and news junkies can use more advanced features like Regator’s trend graphs and blog monitor to stay updated about whatever topics interest them. The blog monitor, for example, allows you to keep up with news about your specific interests. Now, as part of the redesign, the blog monitor also features personalized RSS feeds for your topics, so that you can even use Regator to stay updated if you mostly use a feed reader. To make use of these advanced features, you have to sign up for a free account or sign in to Regator with your Facebook account. More New and Improved FeaturesSome of the major new updates to Regator also include grouped trends lists (currently, for example, Elena Kagan, Supreme Court and White House are grouped together), an improved search engine that also shows you which blogs typically cover the topic you are looking for, as well as integration with Facebook Connect. For new users, the site now also features a very easy to use sign-up wizard that gets you set up with a fully functioning Regator account in seconds.As the Regator team told us at SXSW earlier this year, getting new users to sign up for the service and making the service more intuitive and easier to use were the driving factors behind this redesign. Judging from what we have seen so far, the team has definitely succeeded in this mission. Regator, the human-curated blog directory and news aggregator, just relaunched with a vastly improved and easier to use design, an improved search engine, and tight integration with Facebook Connect and Delicious. Regator’s mission is to aggregate the best content from blogs across over 500 categories. To do so, Regator’s editors created a vast directory of the best blogs on the Internet, with topics ranging from tech news and politics to tourism and beekeeping. The service’s algorithms then create front pages for every topic that includes the most popular and interesting articles from these blogs, as well as an index of related posts and lists of trending topics. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Big Drama Bold Attitudes Brand New Season Big Brother Canada Returns Wednesday

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement In true Big Brother fashion, Global is shaking things up with After the Eviction Live, a weekly Facebook Live chat featuring an extended evicted houseguest interview hosted by Arisa Cox and presented by The Brick. Every Thursday night, following the live eviction episode, fans can join the conversation by heading to the Big Brother Canada Facebook page to ask all their burning questions live.Airing exclusively on Global, Big Brother Canada plucks a group of hand-picked strangers from their homes, sequesters them from the outside world, and places them inside a house outfitted wall-to-wall with cameras and microphones that capture their every move. Competing for a grand cash prize, each week the houseguests battle in a series of challenges that give them power or punishment, voting each other out until the fate of the final two is decided by a jury of fellow houseguests.Big Brother Canada premieres Wednesday, March 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and continues to air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global. Viewers who miss the premiere can catch up on Big Brother Canada following the broadcast the next day on GlobalTV.com and Global Go.Additional details about Big Brother Canada Season 5, including live feeds and this season’s exciting grand prize, will be announced soon. In the meantime, fans can catch up on all the best moments from Season 4 on GlobalTV.com and Global Go. And for everything #BBCAN5, viewers can check out BigBrotherCanada.ca.Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 5 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions in association with Corus Entertainment and Endemol Shine. Executive producers are John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Erin Brock, and Sue Brophey.*Source: Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, Ind.2+ AMA (000) (Jan4/2016 – May15/2016 vs. Jan5/2015 – May27/2015)SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:#BBCAN5Twitter:@[email protected]_TVFacebook:www.Facebook.com/BigBrotherCAhttps://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/B2046/IMG373.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more

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