Major traffic delays after Irish Water works start on dual carriageway

first_imgCommuters have reacted angrily after major traffic delays in Letterkenny this morning.The delays arise after Irish Water started work on the dual carriageway on the outskirts of the Cathedral Town.The roadworks, a vital part of the improved infrastructure for the town, had been flagged up for some time. However, Irish Water had claimed that only two of the four lanes of the dual carriageway would close.But according to motorists today, just one lane is operating at times leading to a major build-up of traffic.The delay on the dual carriageway had had a major knock-on effect for the town with huge delays in people getting into work.The delays come just a week before further works are due to commence in the Lower Main Street area of the town, a vital artery for many entering the town from the Glenswilly direction. Major traffic delays after Irish Water works start on dual carriageway was last modified: May 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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) Tags:delaydonegaldual carriagewayIrish Watertrafficlast_img read more

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Samba ‘keen to sign for Hughes’

first_imgThe Daily Telegraph believe Chris Samba is keen to be reunited with Mark Hughes despite interest from Tottenham.Hughes to land Samba?QPR boss Hughes signed the defender for Blackburn, who were handed a transfer request by Samba on Monday.It is claimed Rovers want around £12m for the player, with QPR and Spurs looking to pay half that.The Daily Mirror say Blackburn claim they are owed money by Samba.It is reported that Samba was loaned a sizeable six-figure sum by Rovers to help him build an extension on his house.The Mirror also say Chelsea have stepped up their efforts to sign Marseille right-back Cesar Apilicueta. And the Daily Mail suggest Chelsea are closing on a deal for Lille’s Eden Hazard amid renewed competition from Real Madrid.The Daily Express report that Fulham are on the brink of snatching superkid Jack Grimmer away from Aberdeen and have entered the race for Mervan Celik.The Bristol Evening Post report Bristol City’s attempt to sign Fulham defender Matthew Briggs on loan.Related story: Bristol City set to land Fulham defender (16 January)Finally, MK Dons manager Karl Robinson, who has a soft spot for QPR, has told the Daily Star his side will be all guns blazing in tonight’s FA Cup replay at Loftus Road.  Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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$90bn boost to Africa’s economy

first_imgAFDB seeks to develop Africa’s infrastructure.(Image: Nasa ) MEDIA CONTACTS • Antoinette BatumubwiraAfrican Development Bank+216 71 10 39 00+216 71 35 19 33batumubwira@afdb.orgRELATED ARTICLES• Eassy to go live soon• Improved maize for Africa• Funding hope for Zim economy?• Light for Africa Bongani NkosiThe capital base of the African Development Bank (AFDB) is set to increase by 200%, giving the institution more capacity to meet the needs of countries on the continent, particularly low-income ones.The bank announced the plan by its funders to increase its capital base to US$90-billion on 24 April, following the 11th meeting of the Group Board of Governors Consultative Committee in Washington DC on 23 April – on the sidelines of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund spring meetings.A final decision on the increase is expected to be announced at the bank’s annual meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, which runs from 27 to 28 May. AFDB’s funders, which will finance the increase, include the 53 African nations and 24 other countries around the world.AFDB said the “substantial increase” will allow it to maintain a higher level of lending to African governments and the private sector. The increase comes against the backdrop of “overwhelming demand in all countries” for funding, it said.The waning global economic recession, which did not spare the continent, almost exhausted the bank’s funds. “In response to the financial crisis, the bank had front-loaded its commitments, put in place new instruments to facilitate trade, and restructured its portfolio,” the AFDB said in a statement.As a result of high funding demand, the bank had used its available resources more quickly than previously expected, it said.Softening impact on Africa“We acted decisively to limit the impact of the financial crisis and recession on Africa, said Donald Kaberuka, AFDB’s president. “Our response significantly helped Africa weather the storm of the crisis, but the massive increase in demand for financing has brought us close to our lending limits.”One of the more sizeable bailouts by the Tunis-based AFDB was made to Botswana in June 2009. The $1.5-billion budget support loan was intended to aid that Southern African country’s 2009/10 deficit, which was caused by the country’s GDP contraction after the price of diamonds and other commodities plummeted.AFDB has, however, predicted that Africa’s economy will grow steadily in 2010. In a recent report it projected growth of more than 4% and a combined GDP of about $1.5-trillion for this period.The economy of the Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to show the highest growth rate of about 11.8%, the bank said.Uganda received an AFDB loan worth $136.6-million on 12 April to go towards road upgrades and job creation projects in the East African country. Other recent beneficiaries are Burkina Faso, which was granted a loan of $38-million, and Togo, which received $36-million.‘Increase is historical’AFDB has described the 200% increase as historical. “I am delighted by this decision. This is a historic moment for us, and a signal of strong confidence in the bank,” Kaberuka noted.“With this capital increase we will be better able to meet the needs of African countries, including low-income countries, and help them return to the previous high rates of growth,” he added.AFDB’s boost weighs in slightly more than the $86-billion capital base increase from the World Bank, which was also announced after the meeting in Washington DC.The World Bank is also expected to assist Africa’s developing countries through lending schemes, such as the recently approved a $3.75-billion loan to Eskom, South Africa’s power utility.Hopefully, the loan will lead to a more sustainable supply of electricity here and help finance the coal-fired Medupi power station, being built in Limpopo, as well as the country’s first large wind- and concentrated solar-powered plants.last_img read more

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Love Hair Extensions 16 inch Clip In Extension – hair extension review

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-07-28 00:42:34Reviewed Item Love Hair Extensions 16 inch Clip In Extension, Human Hair, Colour 2 – Dark BrownRating 3.0 / 5  stars, based on  34  reviewsPrice£11.42 These ended up great colour match, and fantastic high quality hairbut fewer hair then i imagined. :(i would acquire double the amount.Really satisfied and over the moon product as explained by seller arrived as mentioned really encouraged will order again.I abso love these hair extensions. Would love them to be a little bit thicker but i bought 2 pairs just to incorporate duration to my hair. You couldnt get absent with just one of them it has to be at minimum 2-3 to make your hair thicker + extended.I would defo advocate these extenchins this is next pair av bought in a week there ideal colour they are abit thin. But am really content with my ash blonde ones xxx.Attractive my friend appreciated them quite a great deal, effortless to in shape and incredibly normal,.I brought loads of packs of this hair. They are a bt slender but when you have masses of packs in your hair then they do glimpse seriously good. Will definately be bying far more in the futre.Love Hair Extensions 16 inch Clip InLove Hair Extentionssharon comerford Can be cut to fit The hair is attractive but quite slim, do not just buy a single, you need to have at minimum three to include size to your hair. I bought 2 to insert to my other more mature hair extensions.Awesome product, very little clips intended this was easily equipped, i even dyed these extensions when i went darker.Very straightforward to use,a perfect colour match, a fantastic duration, the only criticism is they are a very little bit on the slender facet so most likely ought to need to use a third or it’s possible even a fourth just one.Wow,nicely these have been pretty pleasant to seem at,my only grumble was that they are a small thinner on the finishes,my daughter loves them so a great deal although and instantly ordered herself one more 2 sets,i would recomend these to a friend,in general a great item.Good top quality hair, but imagined it would be far more than just 1 strip of hair. Phony advertisement ought to of said just one strip of hair.Features of Love Hair Extensions 16 inch Clip In Extension, Human Hair, Colour 2 – Dark BrownSilky Straight in style, this clip in extension is made from 100% Premium Human HairSingle Clip In, 12″ wide x 16″ long, 6 clips attached, 19g weightThe pack contains 1 single clip in. Buy 1 to add colour, 2-3 for volume and 3-5 packs for a full headCan be cut to fitCurls and Styles BeautifullySilky Straight in style, this clip in extension is made from 100% Premium Human HairThese had been brill extentions did specifically what i needed them as well would advocate these if your on a scaled-down budget.These take heat styling definitely perfectly and i am blessed that the colour is exactly appropriate for my hair. I have worn them to a few of large instances and they appeared excellent every single time. Secure the moment clipped in spot. You can increase just one for refined volume and two for extra.I read the reviews before i acquired 2 sets of extensions, the hair is quite high-quality, just like mine. The finishes of the hair are really slender and i cut them a bit so they appeared in improved condition. Pretty uncomplicated to place on and off. The colour was a match with mine far too. Over-all extremely pleased with them, and i am imagining of buying some in lighter colour for the summertime.I bought this product or service to prolong my hair as properly as to thicken it. The high-quality of the products is good. Also the color matches with my hair flawlessly. I just come across it a little bit skinny so i had to get four of them to make it seem genuine – extensive and thick. As my hair is not way too extended and only to thicken it where by i wouldn’t require extra than two products and solutions, i would appreciate if there was size all around eight inches, as very well. The shipping and delivery was fast and nicely packed.These are superior, do not truly feel actual but nonetheless a good item.Loved the hair clip had wedding ceremony very last 7 days and had them i n my hair the could match was good so pretty delighted with them ever girl must have them.Single Clip In, 12″ wide x 16″ long, 6 clips attached, 19g weightI seriously like these hair extensions, for the selling price they are location on. I have dark brown hair so i went for 2 sets of jet black, 2 sets of organic black & 1 set of dark brown. I read through previous shopper testimonials indicating that these are skinny extensions but to be truthful i have compensated a lot a lot more dollars for extensions no greater than these kinds. They are gentle, silky & superior quality in my eyes. I have good, skinny hair so for me these are spot on. I have not bothered to lower them as thats far too specialized for me, as a substitute i just start off them from previously mentioned my ears & they match spherical my head flawlessly ear to ear. It was also recommended to me by my hair dresser to obtain a lot more sets, take the clips off just one set & sew them alongside one another to thicken them so that is what i am presently in the approach of carrying out. This avoids me having far too lots of rows in my head & also a lot of clips as i stress that my clips would be exposed.A bit distinct coloration to the one that i by now have, but i feel i can mix them with my some others. Fantastic for the selling price also, and it really is genuine hair.I purchased this item considering it was just one head piece, but its not and thats even improved. People complaining about the thiness of these, i dont come across them definitely that slim:) i dyed these and im truly pleased with them.When i to start with opened my hair extensions i was a very little shocked at how thin it appeared but as it is really authentic hair then i suppose that is what i need to have envisioned. I experienced to get two in the finish but i assume it was so truly worth it as it transforms the seem of your hair and appears to be good. You can model it the way you would your individual hair, tongs, straighteners the large amount. A fantastic purchase i would not be reluctant to reccommend. Even if your hair is just not an exact colour match, i uncovered it seems to be like highlights so totally is effective no matter.I acquired this to increase to my other extensions,i got the jet black,it was wonderful and silky and certainly very good excellent hair,but. I recognized some thing the other working day,theres the odd reddish brown hair in mine. Its abit off placing looking at they notify you not to dye the hair. They are lacking with the hair,could be thicker,dont expect miracles tho,buy far more than two if you want a actual change to your hair.The pack contains 1 single clip in. Curls and Styles Beautifullylast_img read more

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Facebook Goes Real Time on Any Site with Live Stream Box

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit jolie odell This feature can now be added to any website where real-time UGC and user interaction are desired. According to the blog, “Users log in using Facebook Connect and share updates that appear both within the Live Stream Box and on their Facebook profiles and in their friends’ home page streams. Each post includes a link back to the Live Stream Box on your site so users can discover the live event and immediately join based on their friends’ recommendations.”The feature, Facebook says, is built to scale; they anticipate certain sites or events having so many real-time updates that not all users will be able to view or absorb all the content in the stream.Developers and site owners can visit Facebook’s Live Stream Box page to learn more. For websites that don’t require real-time user interaction, Facebook still recommends their Comments Box, released earlier this year. The Comments Box also allows users to connect through Facebook Connect, but content generated is archived, asynchronous, and searchable. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Today, Facebook is launching a new feature for webmasters to post a stream of relevant Facebook updates in real time.The new feature, called a Live Stream Box, can run on sites “next to live streaming videos of concerts, speeches, sporting events, webcasts, TV shows, presentations, or webinars,” according to an announcement we received via email. “Sites can also run the Live Stream Box in multi-player games or with any other experience where many people are visiting a website at the same time.” According to a new post on the Facebook developer blog, the team at Facebook began testing this feature during the 2009 presidential inauguration, when they ran real-time status updates and comments alongside streaming video on CNN’s website. They then implemented the feature for other events that generally cause a real-time traffic spike in microblogging and live video content, such as the NBA All-Star Game and the Academy Awards. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#web Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

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Italy clinch first points after 2-1 win over England

MGMT Alison Wonderland Slated For Buku Music Art Project

first_imgNews New Orleans multigenre festival includes a diverse roster of artists and promises fans a fun time in the Big Easy next MarchRenée FabianGRAMMYs Nov 7, 2017 – 3:26 pm The seventh annual Buku Music & Art Project festival is set to rock New Orleans March 9 and 10, 2018. Are you ready?With a focus on EDM, hip-hop and indie rock, the initial lineup for this multigenre festival includes some must-see acts such as headliners Bassnectar, MGMT, SZA, and Alison Wonderland. Other artists who will be performing include Mura Masa, Borgore, Isaiah Rashad, Sylvan Esso, and more.Get in on this “underground house-party vibe.” Tickets are currently available via the festival’s website.Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Favors JazzRead more Facebook Twitter Buku Music & Art Project: MGMT, Alison Wonderland mgmt-alison-wonderland-slated-buku-music-art-project Email MGMT, Alison Wonderland Slated For Buku Music & Art Project last_img read more

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2020 Volvo V60 XC60 get the Polestar Engineered treatment

first_imgA trio of Polestar Engineered Volvos — how lovely. Volvo If you’re bummed you didn’t get one of Volvo’s superlimited-production S60 Polestar Engineered sedans before they sold out, well, buck up, little camper. Volvo announced Wednesday it’s bringing a few more high-performance treats to the US — and this time, they’ll even be wagon- and SUV-shaped.Starting this summer, you’ll be able to order Polestar Engineered versions of the V60 wagon and XC60 crossover. These cars get the same upgrades as the S60 Polestar Engineered sedan, including a nifty Öhlins suspension and bigger brakes with gold-painted calipers. On top of that, you’ll get a similar list of visual enhancements, including new wheels, black chrome tailpipes and a gloss black grille.Of course, you also get a power boost. All Polestar Engineered cars are powered by a higher-output version of Volvo’s T8 Twin-Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain, putting out 415 horsepower and 494 pound-feet of torque. Compared with the standard XC60 T8, that’s an increase of 15 horsepower and 22 pound-feet. And since Volvo doesn’t offer a T8-trim V60 in the US, this is your only way to get a plug-in hybrid version of Volvo’s excellent wagon.Volvo Polestar Engineered ModelsBig wheels and gold calipers look rad on the XC60 crossover. Volvo We’ll admit, the Polestar Engineered model isn’t our favorite version of the S60 sedan. Its powertrain isn’t as smooth as the turbocharged T5 and turbocharged-and-supercharged T6 options. Plus, the transition between regenerative and mechanical braking is really harsh. We found this to be true of the not-for-US V60 T8, as well.Volvo hasn’t announced pricing for these models, but based on current XC60 T8 numbers, it’s safe to assume they’ll land somewhere north of $60,000. Unlike the 2019 model year S60 Polestar Engineered, which was limited to just 20 cars for the US, there will be “considerably more” 2020 models, a Volvo spokesperson confirmed to Roadshow. That includes a second run of S60s, and Volvo says the 2020 models “will be available via traditional channels and not through Care by Volvo” (the automaker’s subscription service).Considering the buzz the S60 Polestar Engineered sedan generated when it launched, I can’t imagine Volvo will have a hard time finding homes for its latest batch of hot hybrids. Besides, that V60 just looks hella good. Polestar Engineered parts for Volvo 60-series T8 models Tags Hybrids Luxury cars Performance Cars More From Roadshow 7 Photos Comment Polestar Volvo 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive: Small changes make a big impact 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Trouper Share your voice 1 Volvo Originally published April 3, 10:22 a.m. PT.Update, 10:40 a.m.: Adds comment from Volvo. 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than everlast_img read more

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HP goes wooden with Envy at Computex 2019

first_img Computex 2019 Computex 2019 Share your voice Preview • HP Omen X: A battery-powered VR backpack for cutting the virtual cable Tags Laptops Desktops $1,199 HP strives for novel style with its Envy and Elite laptops CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above HP Omen X Compact Desktop May 30 • Alienware redesigns its thin gaming laptops and offers OLED One of the wood-veneered Envys. Sarah Tew/CNET Among HP’s blizzard of announcements at Computex 2019, a handful stand out from the run-of-the-mill refreshes. For sheer novelty, there’s the new Wood series option for its Envy laptops and convertibles, with wood veneers on the palm rests  and touchpad. They definitely add a little pizzazz to a metal body, though I’m not sure the touchpad is a good place for veneer. HP plans to start offering it in the fall but hasn’t announced pricing.HP EliteBook x2The Elite x2 G4, which allows you to detach the screen to use it as a tablet, wraps its body in leather. Sarah Tew/CNET And following up the splashy launch of the consumer Spectre Folio at the end of 2018, HP’s adapted the leather-clad design for its Microsoft Surface-competitor business detachable, the Elite x2 G4. The x2 also incorporates HP’s Sure View privacy screen technology.The Elite x2 G4 is slated to ship in August starting at $1,500.12-hp-nda-laptop-workstation-loriThe ZBook mobile workstation line debuts the 17-inch Dreamcolor display with a DCI-P3 gamut. Sarah Tew/CNET Less pretty but more practical, HP has updated its ZBook 15 and 17 mobile workstations with an option for a new 4K Dreamcolor display capable of the DCI-P3 gamut (Dreamcolor is HP’s color-controlled display system and has traditionally been Adobe RGB) as well as a configuration option for the new Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 graphics processor. While the new mobile processor is in designed to fit in thinner systems, hopefully it will allow big systems like these ZBooks to attain improved battery life. HP Omen X Compact Desktop See it May 29 • The laptops of tomorrow will make us even more productive — and it’s terrifying May 29 • The outrageous computer cases of Computex 2019 • See All And if you needed another sign that there’s more enthusiasm for VR among commercial users than consumers, HP has rejiggered its VR backpack strategy: There’s no more Omen X Compact Desktop. Instead HP is merging its commercial line with the consumer line, dispensing with the “Omen X” gaming branding and going with the “HP VR Backpack” name and a lower-key design. It’s been refreshed with slight improvements to the harness — the battery packs sit higher now near the kidneys rather than on the hips — and battery swapping is a little quicker. You can use it with the new HP Reverb VR headset. Post a comment May 30 • Computex 2019: Every announcement you need to know reading • HP goes wooden with Envy at Computex 2019 0 19 Photos Virtual Reality HP Microsoft Nvidialast_img read more

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Newly elected MPs to be sworn in Thursday

first_imgElection commission secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed talks to newsmen at his office. Photo: UNBThe election commission (EC) on Wednesday sent a letter to the parliament secretary for taking necessary preparations to organise the oath-taking ceremony of the lawmakers elected in the 11th general elections.EC secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said this while talking to newsmen at Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital on Wednesday.”The gazette containing the details of 298 newly elected MPs has been published and we’ve sent a copy to the parliament secretary so that they can take preparation for the oath-taking ceremony,” he said.He further said, “We heard the oath taking ceremony will be held at 11:00am on Thursday.”Replying to a journalist’s query whether the EC is satisfied with the election, the secretary said, “Our CEC has said that a peaceful election was held in the country and he also thanked everyone related to the election process.”When asked about Oikya Front’s memorandum placed before the EC, he said, “Anyone can place memorandum or letter to the election commission. We accepted it and the commission will take decision about it.””A few incidents of minor violence occurred on the election day and the commission directed the Inspector General of Police to submit a report after investigating the incidents,” he said.The EC secretary also said that the commission has decided to hold the Upazila Election in March as SSC and HSC exams will be held in February and April,” he said.last_img read more

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