An Post defend planned transfer of 10 staff to Letterkenny

first_img Google+ Twitter Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Twitter An Post defend planned transfer of 10 staff to Letterkenny Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Pinterest Previous articleRally Forum to launch Joule Donegal International RallyNext articleFive more areas of Donegal to be offered high speed broadband admin An Post has moved to defend restructuring plans in the Letterkenny area after concerns were expressed this morning.It’s been confirmed that postal staff in Milford, Carrigart, Kerrykeel and Creeslough will move to An Post Letterkenny Delivery Service Unit which was opened in 2011.An Post says the move was fully agreed at national level by the company and union representing staff and is a common feature of An Post mails operations around the country. Its expected the change will be implemented later this year.Three staff from each of the offices in Milford, Carrigart and Kerrykeel, and one from Creeslough will move to Letterkenny, undelivered mail and parcels will still be collected at those local post offices.An Post says the move will not affect local mail services and may well result in improvements in some cases. Facebook Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist By admin – June 4, 2015 Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Pinterestlast_img read more

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Mosque Welcomes Stray Cats and Kittens for the Winter (LOOK)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIt’s a game of cat and mosque as a Turkish house of worship welcomes some unexpected guests for the winter — whole families of stray cats.The Iman at the historic Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi Mosque in Istanbul opened its doors to the strays — to the apparent delight of visitors and many of its members.WANT MORE ANIMAL GOOD NEWS? … GET OUR NEW APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOSWorshipers are seen in pictures cuddling and playing with the mosque’s ”Friday guests,” thanks to the welcoming decision of Imam Mustafa Efe.There’s even a video of one mother cat completing the move of an entire litter of kittens into the mosque.After all, what cat could resist those Turkish carpets.(WATCH the video below and see more photos on Mustafa Efe’s Facebook page)Curl Up With the Warmth and Share This…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Ironman acquires Tritlon Spain as Challenge Barcelona events become Ironman branded

first_img Related Ironman brand owner World Triathlon Corp (WTC) yesterday confirmed the acquisition of Tritlon Spain SL, ‘owner and organizer of Challenge Barcelona and Half Challenge Barcelona.’ These races will now be operated as Ironman Barcelona and Ironman 70.3 Barcelona and will be held on 5 October 2014 and 18 May 2014, respectively.In addition, WTC has confirmed that a future long-distance triathlon will take place in Peguera, Mallorca.Ironman will now have seven races in Spain, including Ironman Lanzarote, Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote, Ironman Mallorca and the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca.“We are thrilled to continue expanding our global event calendar with the acquisition of Tritlon Spain,” said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of Ironman. “Tritlon has laid the foundation for what we believe will be amazing Ironman races that have a strong spirit and community support. Ironman will build on this to deliver an unparalleled athlete experience.”“We approached Ironman because we were looking for a way to grow our races while assuring the highest quality standards for our athletes, partners and host cities,” said Francesc Camarasa, Managing Director of Tritlon.“We are excited about working with the global Ironman team and, so far, it’s been nothing but a pleasure as they bring a high level of professionalism to the table.”With this announcement Calella, Spain, will bolster its reputation as one of Europe’s up-and-coming triathlon hotspots. This tourism and sport destination is located at the ‘Costa del Maresme’, just 50 kilometres from the city of Barcelona.“These races have become key dates in our annual event calendar with positive economic and social impact on our community,” added Montserrat Candini, Mayor of Calella. “With Ironman, the sport of triathlon will fully arrive in our region and we welcome the athletes, partners and global team with open arms and hearts.”Ironman Barcelona will have a €50,000 professional prize purse and will be a P-2000 race. Additionally, the race will offer 50 age group slots to the 2015 Ironman World Championship taking place on 10 October 2015 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.Ironman 70.3 Barcelona will have a €25,000 professional prize purse and will be a P-750 race. Additionally, the race will offer 30 age group slots to the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship taking place on 7 September 2014 at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.www.ironman.com/barcelonawww.ironman.com/barcelona70.3last_img
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Food on Friday: Tomat-No!

first_imgLooks promising, doesn’t it? It will be devoured by a squirrel in the next day, guaranteed.By Julia WesthoffWhat’s growing in your garden? I can tell you what is not growing in ours: tomatoes. Our squirrel neighbors are getting every single one of them, despite our best efforts. We’ve protected the plants with netting and had our dog prowl the grounds and still, every time I look out the window I see a little rodent running off with another heirloom tomato. We have six plants, and Jay doubts we will have any kind of harvest. It is crushing my soul.So, friends, any tips? In the meantime, here are some favorite tomato recipes from years past. These are all staples in our house, and I know they will be in yours, too. Now excuse me while I go weep quietly.Checca SauceCheesy Tomato SoupPico de GalloSalsaTomato CandyTomato Mozzarella Bread Saladlast_img read more

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Occupiers on the march back into central London

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Week 8 Fantasy RB Rankings: Injuries to Alvin Kamara, David Johnson, Kerryon Johnson create questions — and opportunities

first_imgLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 8 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 8 Fantasy RB RankingsThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Saquon Barkley, NYG @ DET2Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. WAS3Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ SF4James Conner, PIT vs. MIA. We don’t really know anything about Conner’s Week 6 quad injury because of the Steelers’ bye. Obviously, this is a matchup you want every part of as long as Conner is good to go. 5Todd Gurley, LAR vs. CIN (in UK)6Le’Veon Bell, NYJ @ JAX7Chris Carson, SEA @ ATL8Leonard Fournette, JAX vs. NYJ9Marlon Mack, IND vs. DEN10Derrick Henry, TEN vs. TB11Aaron Jones, GB @ KC. A week after Jones dropped an easy touchdown, he caught a difficult one. He’s still the top back in Green Bay, and he gets to face a Chiefs’ defense allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to running backs. 12Josh Jacobs, OAK @ HOU. Two-straight weeks of more than 20 carries and 120 rushing yards make Jacobs a must-start until his production and/or usage go down.13Nick Chubb, CLE @ NE. Chubb has been too good to sit, even in a tough matchup with New England.14David Montgomery, CHI vs. LAC15Sony Michel, NE vs. CLE16Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. SEA. Freeman didn’t do his fantasy owners any favors by getting ejected early in Week 7, but he should be back to face a Seattle defense that hasn’t been anything special against RBs, allowing 4.3 yards per carry to backs.17Latavius Murray, NO vs. ARZ.18Jamaal Williams, GB @ KC. Williams saw enough usage (seven touches, 31 total yards, TD) behind Jones in Week 7 to make them both playable in a favorable Week 8 matchup.19Tevin Coleman, SF vs. CAR20LeSean McCoy, KC vs. GB21Ty Johnson, DET vs. NYG. If Kerryon Johnson is out, Ty will be a good RB2 play against a Giants defense that’s allowed the third-most fantasy points to running backs in 2019.22Chase Edmonds, ARZ @ NO.23Melvin Gordon, LAC @ CHI. Chicago’s run defense isn’t special anymore with Akiem Hicks on IR. Playing Gordon comes down to whether you trust L.A. to not continue imploding. He’ll probably get you 60 yards and a touchdown.24Joe Mixon, CIN vs. LAR (in UK). Mixon seems to have more double-digit carry, single-digit rushing yards games than anyone. Something about that, combined with running near Aaron Donald in London, doesn’t add up to a great Week 8 scenario, but it’s still a decent matchup on paper and Mixon should get decent volume.25Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ IND26Carlos Hyde, HOU vs. OAK27Royce Freeman, DEN @ IND. Freeman seemed the preferred back at times to Lindsay on Thursday Night Football, and he finally found the end zone. Freeman and Lindsay still rotate too much to have them far apart in the rankings. Indy has been a good rush defense and got star LB Darius Leonard back in Week 7, too, so it’s not a great matchup.28Jordan Howard, PHI @ BUF29Frank Gore, BUF vs. PHI30James White, NE vs. CLE31Jaylen Samuels, Jr., PIT vs. MIA.32Mark Walton, MIA @ PIT. Walton might’ve leapfrogged Kenyan Drake even before the latter eventually gets traded. The Dolphins’ starting RB spot is no better than a FLEX option, but that’s better than nothing. Update: Drake isn’t traveling. Kalen Ballage could get some carries.33Austin Ekeler, LAC @ CHI. If the Chargers keep lining Ekeler up as a WR as much as they did in Week 7, we’re going to have to recalibrate him in our rankings going forward. 34Kenyan Drake, MIA @ PIT35Adrian Peterson, WAS @ MIN36Miles Sanders, PHI @ BUF37Ronald Jones, TB @ TEN38Matt Breida, SF vs. CAR. Breida is clearly second fiddle to Tevin Coleman, but at least it looks like the possible concussion that kept him out of some of Sunday’s second half won’t be an issue going forward.39Duke Johnson Jr., HOU vs. OAK40Damien Williams, KC vs. GB41Devin Singletary, BUF vs. PHI. Frank Gore outcarried the rookie, 11-7, in Singletary’s return from a hamstring injury. The veteran also averaged more yards per carry than Singletary. This will continue to be a timeshare where Gore gets slightly more touches.42Nyheim Hines, IND vs. DEN43Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. LAC44Wendell Smallwood, WAS @ MIN45Peyton Barber, TB @ TEN46Alexander Mattison, MIN vs. WAS. This is a fantastic matchup, and Mattison continues to look awesome. It’s just tough to speculate and play him on Thursday night in hopes of scraps when you won’t really know the injury situations of some of those big name backs yet.47Darrel Williams, KC vs. GB48Darrell Henderson, LAR vs. CIN (in UK)49Dare Ogunbowale, TB @ TEN50Kalen Ballage, MIA @ PIT51Raheem Mostert, SF vs. CAR52Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. LAR (in UK)53Rex Burkhead, NE vs. CLE54Jordan Wilkins, IND vs. DEN55Ty Montgomery, NYJ @ JAX56J.D. McKissic, DET vs. NYG57C.J. Prosise, SEA @ ATL58Rashaad Penny, SEA vs. ATL59Dion Lewis, TEN vs. TB60Dontrell Hilliard, CLE @ NE61Wayne Gallman, NYG @ DET David Johnson’s Week 7 proved why fantasy football can be so frustrating, and it might not get easier for Johnson owners heading into Week 8. Johnson played two weeks ago through a back injury and had a big game. He was listed on last week’s injury report with an ankle injury, but he was practicing and was active for Sunday’s game. He received the Cardinals’ first carry. But after that, it was all Chase Edmonds as Johnson hung out on the sideline, only to be used in emergencies, according to Kliff Kingsbury (after the first carry). Weird and frustrating for everyone who played Johnson once he was active. He’s obviously not right, and that’s a big question mark in our Week fantasy 8 RB rankings.We’ve got a few more Johnsons carrying our running back worries this week. Kerryon Johnson left the Lions’ game Sunday in the first quarter with a knee injury and was placed on IR earlier this week. Backup Ty Johnson figures to get a lot of work in a favorable Week 8 matchup with the Giants.  WEEK 8 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIt wasn’t all bad in Week 7. Saquon Barkley returned from injury and scored a touchdown. So did Todd Gurley, whose six points came on a difficult catch down the right sideline. As expected, though, Alvin Kamara missed out on New Orleans’ game, which allowed Latavius Murray to star and continue to prove the Bears’ defense isn’t as intimidating without Akiem Hicks.That Chicago insight is important since the Chargers play the Bears in Week 8. Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler aren’t quite in auto-start territory, so their matchup does matter. L.A. has been bad offensively, but Philip Rivers managed to throw two touchdowns to Ekeler and one to Gordon in Week 7. If you’re choosing one, we prefer Gordon in standard leagues and Ekeler in PPR leagues.WEEK 8 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWe also gained knowledge on the Packers’ backfield split in Week 7, as both Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams also scored touchdowns through the air. After a bad drop a week earlier, Jones made a tough catch for his score. Both look like fantasy starting options in a favorable Week 8 matchup in Kansas City.WEEK 8: Waiver wire | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsWeek 8 byes claim two starting fantasy running backs in Ezekiel Elliott and Mark Ingram. With Ty Johnson and Edmonds possibly available on your waiver wire, along with Mark Walton of the Dolphins, you can probably find an able fill-in if one doesn’t already exist on your roster.Week 8 DFS Lineups: Y! Cash | Y! GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPPReminder: These rankings will be adjusted throughout week, so check back often for the latest updates and analysis!MORE WEEK 8 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup Builderlast_img read more

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