Facebook Google+ Environmental Improvement Works are getting underway in Lifford and Strabane as part of an EU funded cross border project being led by the North West Region Cross Border Group.In a joint statement, Donegal Mayor Cllr Frank Mc Brearty and Strabane District Council Chair Cllr Thomas Kerrigan have welcomed the works.In Lifford, pavement strengthening works will take place on Bridge Street, Butcher Street and Main Street, with footpaths being kerbed and repaved. The redevelopment and upgrading of the existing car parks will provide an additional 23 spaces to the town centre and there will also be improvements in road signage and markings and street furniture.In Strabane, works in Railway Street, is the main route into the town centre from the Retail Parks. These works will include a Puffin Crossing; new footpath at 3 locations; under-grounding of BT overhead lines; upgrading street lighting; the provision of a lighting feature at Alley Theatre/Strabane Library and new street furniture.Under the auspices of the cross border group, the councils in Donegal and Strabane worked closely to deliver the project, which has received almost a million euro in funding from the EU Special Programmes Body. Environmental improvement works underway in Strabane and Lifford By News Highland – March 27, 2013 Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Pinterest Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Facebook Twitter News Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal Gathering brand to go on next year and beyondNext articleDonegal County Council condemn St Joseph’s Community Hospital bed closures News Highland WhatsApp Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Pinterest Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe WhatsApp
The High Court has swatted away another attempt from a former client to get a second look at his case files in order to challenge a law firm’s costs. Master Leonard, sitting in the Senior Courts Costs Office, said Jonathan Whale was entitled to correspondence from Liverpool firm Mooney Everett, upon payment of a fee – but no more.The client wanted to bring a potential claim over the deduction of costs from the settlement of a 2015 RTA claim, but admitted he had not kept copies of the funding documents.In the latest of a string of cases where the claimant was represented by cost recovery firm Checkmylegalfees.com, Whale also requested copies of fee invoices, client account ledgers and other correspondence relating to the settlement.Mooney Everett called Whale’s deliver-up application ‘entirely speculative’ and an improper use of the civil justice system.The claimant argued that the provisions of the solicitors’ accounts rules on receipt, handling, transfer and record-keeping had a bearing on his exercise of rights under the 1974 Solicitors Act. In section 68, in particular, his lawyers argued that the act allowed the High Court to make orders for the delivery of a bill of costs.But in Whale v Mooney Everett Solicitors, Master Leonard said there was no evidence of misconduct on the part of the law firm to justify any order. The claimant, the judge said, was not owed any fiduciary duties relating to documents that did not belong to him.The costs master added: ‘If as the evidence indicates the claimant was, during and on the conclusion of the retainer, sent sufficient information to take any necessary advice on applying for the assessment of the defendant’s costs, then no imbalance exists in any material sense. It is not suggested that the claimant was in some way incapable of keeping an adequate record. He just did not do so.’The judge expressly refused to accept that the firm should supply internal records or copies of funding documents sent more than once.This is unlikely to be the end of disputes over file disclosure to clients of costs recovery firms. Master Leonard confirmedthat an appeal against his decision in Green v SGI Legal, together with a challenge to Master James’ ruling in Hanley v JC & A Solicitors, will be heard early next month.
Arafura Games BY SIMON KESLEP The 2019 Arafura Games enters day four of competition today in Darwin, Northern Territory. The official opening got underway last Friday (April 26) and will see the closing ceremony on Saturday (May 4). Seventeen sports currently competing are athletics, badminton, basketball, 3×3 pro hustle, beach volleyball, boxing, football (soccer), indoor volleyball, Muaythai, netball, sailing, Sepak Takraw, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis and weightlifting. Sports completing their schedule include athletics, 3×3 hustle, indoor volleyball and weightlifting. Day three of competition for today will be Muaythai, soccer, table tennis, sailing into its second day, table tennis, tennis while basketball starts its competition. According to the stats provided by the Arafura Games Darwin 2019, more than 1500 athletes from four countries have registered to participate with athletes comprising from local, national and international status in their respective sport. For team PNG, weightlifting champion Dika Toua claimed gold medal in the women’s 49kg with a stats of 63 snatch, 82 clean and jerk totaling up her result of 145kg. Two Australians Patricia Stephenson (144kg) and Lee Pickrell (127kg) settled for silver and bronze respectively. In the men’s 61kg, Morea Baru took out gold with a snatch of 120, clean and jerk 163 for a total of 283kg while fellow neighbor Muhammad Faathir of Indonesia took silver (251kg) and Goh Zuo of Singapore settled for bronze (203kg). Other medal results for Team PNG are yet to be confirmed as some sports are still participating in their respective competitions.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jesus walked on water, according to the Bible, but a Florida State University professor says he may have actually walked on a hard-to-see patch of ice. Doron Nof, a professor of oceanography, said a rare combination of water and atmospheric conditions in the Sea of Galilee 2000 years ago may offer a scientific explanation for one of the miracles recounted in the Bible. Nof said a patch of ice floating in the Sea of Galilee – which is actually a freshwater lake – would have been difficult to distinguish from unfrozen water surrounding it. “I’m not trying to provide any information that has to do with theology here,” Nof said in an interview Wednesday. “All we’ve thought is about the natural process. What theologians or anybody else does with that, it’s their business, so to speak.” According to the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark and John, Jesus’ disciples were out on the Galilee at night when a storm came up. Jesus walked to the terrified men, who thought he was a ghost, according to the accounts. Darrell Bock, a professor of New Testament studies at the Dallas Theological Seminary, lightheartedly dismissed the idea that Jesus walked on ice. “I’m just cold to the theory,” said Bock, author of “Breaking the Da Vinci Code,” which defends traditional Christian beliefs challenged in Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code.” “Almost all the nature miracles are challenged in one degree or another.” Other reaction to the theory has not been so restrained. “I get hate e-mail on the average every three minutes,” Nof said. One e-mail closed by wishing that he “go to hell where you belong.” Nof’s research appears in the April issue of the Journal of Paleolimnology, a publication on the reconstruction of lake histories.