first_imgCredible reports reaching the Daily Observer say that some aggrieved students of Cestos High School in Rivercess County yesterday morning stormed the county administration building to express their anger and frustration, chanting, “No renovation, no school, no By-Election.”Cestos High is the only Senior High School operating in the county of nearly 20,000 inhabitants.According to the reports, the students broke doors, windows, chairs and other furniture in the administrative building housing the Superintendent’s compound..Mr. Jacob Kouviakoe, education consultant in the county, reported that the demonstrators first congregated outside the school building before expanding their activities into other parts of Cestos City, the capital of Rivercess County.Their protest comes about two weeks to the holding of a By-Election for the vacant seat created  as a result of the then  District #2 Representative Francis Paye winning the county senatorial spot at the special senatorial election last December.  Mr. Kouviakoe, who spoke yesterday with this newspaper via mobile phone from the county said the students also turned their anger on Senator Paye who they claimed had not done enough to convince authorities at the Ministry of Education to fulfill their promises to renovate the building. “I think the point the students are trying to make is that the county authority is responsible for the government’s failure to renovate their building,” said the county’s education consultant, while at the same time condemning the students’ action.He put the cost of the damage done to the building at approximately US$35,000.Within the past two years, said Kouviakoe, authorities at the Ministry conducted a feasibility study of the building and put the cost of renovation at US$68,000 which, according to him, they have failed to provide for the renovation work.“We met with authorities of the Ministry and we agreed that they were going to provide the money to start the renovation work, but up to present, nothing has been done in that direction. And, the building is leaking badly.   Everything there has been destroyed as a result of exposure to rain,” Kouviakoe lamented.“Look, my brother, if you were here I think you would have joined the protest because nobody, even those Ministers, would have allowed their children to learn under such deplorable conditions. It is troubling, especially with the rainy season at hand.  If nothing is done, I fear, there will be no learning for them this year.”According to Kouviakoe, the demonstrators picked up Senator Paye from his house and took him to the school, apparently to see the condition under which they were learning.He did not say whether the aggrieved students destroyed anything at Senator Paye’s house.Mr. Kouviakoe also said police assigned in the county managed to prevent the students from entering some of the banks that are housed at the administrative building by responding with pepper spray.When the crowd took to the streets, their anger swelled. Students shouted, “We are not going to allow the By-Election if our school building is not renovated.”“Some held placards and others were heard saying we will not stop until our school building is renovated.” Their action prevented normal activities from taking place in Cestos city, as the angry students blocked roads in the city. “It is not fair,” said Mr. Kouviakoe.  “The delay is an embarrassment to our school and a disservice to the student population.”Just before the day ended, the police gained control of the crowd and managed to arrest a student who is believed to be the leader of the demonstration, Mr. Kouviakoe reported.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgDalhoff Larsen and Homeman (DLH), a Danish timber giant once accused of buying conflict timber during Liberia’s civil war has been barred by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for purchasing illegal Liberian Private Use Permit (PUP) logs.The FSC is the world’s largest timber certifier.  In response to complaints submitted by Global Witness, FSC said that DLH can no longer use the FSC brand to claim that its timber is legal and sustainable.FSC further ruled in the case that if DLH wants to regain its certification, it must compensate Liberian communities for damage to their forests.According to the forest certifier’s record, DLH in 2012 purchased timber worth US$30,870 from Global Logging and Liberia Hardwood, companies that reportedly held three PUPs in Grand Bassa and Gbarpolu counties.In December 2012 government investigation reported that PUP logging licenses were illegal, having been obtained through fraud, corruption and without the consent of local communities.The Government of Liberia after observing the fraudulent and corrupt activities surrounding the obtaining of PUPs halted all PUP operations and cancelled 29 contracts.“PUPs were the largest land grab in Liberian history, covering 23 percent of the country,” said Global Witness co-Director Patrick Alley. “We call upon the company to immediately fix the problem they helped create and compensate affected communities in Grand Bassa and Gbarpolu.” DLH, however, claimed in a release that all the timber it purchased was “legally exported and audited by the verification company, SGS” and that the company immediately stopped purchasing timber from Liberia when a government report concluded that the felling licences were not issued on a legal basis.DLH also said it anticipates “retaining” its FSC certification by meeting the conditions outlined by FSC in the next three months.The conclusion in these conditions is the requirement that DLH “compensate the communities in Liberia affected by the Private Use Permits it (DLH) was sourcing from, for the losses and lost income they incurred.”Accordingly, DLH has a notorious track record in Liberia. During the civil war DLH purchased timber from loggers including Gus Kouwenhoven’s Oriental Timber Company (OTC), which had close links to former Liberian warlord turned President, Charles Taylor, maintained private militias and allegedly committed human rights abuses and traded arms during the war.SFC maintains that much of these activities were known to DLH at the time, as it was reported by the UN Security Council Panel of Experts, numerous NGOs (including Global Witness), and was the subject of widespread press coverage.DLH and other timber companies, SFC said, have so far not been held accountable for their role in fuelling Liberia’s civil war. However, Kouwenhoven is the subject of a criminal trial in the Netherlands, and in France Global Witness, Green Advocates, Greenpeace, and Sherpa have filed a criminal complaint against DLH.“DLH has a horrific record of financing conflict through the trade in timber during Liberia’s civil war,” said Alley. “While we welcome the FSC’s decision to penalize the company for its role in the PUP scandal, DLH still has not been brought to justice and has not compensated Liberia for the damage it helped cause during the war,” Alley maintained.The FSC decision will, however, bolster efforts by the Liberian government to hold accountable logging companies currently operating in the country.To date the government has cancelled PUP contracts and indicted eight government officials, but so far no PUP companies have been prosecuted. Indeed, companies that profited from PUPs, including Liberia Hardwood and Atlantic Resources (the largest PUP holder), continue to log their other concessions.In its September 2014 US$150 million agreement with the government of Norway, Liberia pledged to investigate current logging companies and cancel any contracts found to be illegal.  This investigation can now draw on this FSC ruling that companies profiting from illegal logging in Liberia should be penalized.“The Liberian government has made a strong commitment to reinstate the rule of law in the forest sector. The FSC decision against DLH demonstrates that it is not alone in its efforts to hold accountable timber companies that abuse Liberia’s forests and communities,” said Alley.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgThe High Court on Tuesday denied an application for an interim conservatory order to block the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from continuing its House to House exercise which began on Saturday.This was revealed following the hearing of the application. According to former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, counsel for the applicant Christopher Ram, the order was not granted since Chief Justice (CJ) Roxanne George required more evidence as to the unconstitutionality of the exercise. As such, Nandlall is expected to file an affidavit to this effect. Attorney-at-Law Neil Boston’s request for 14 days to present his written arguments was denied by the CJ, who gave him until July 29th to submit his affidavits. Boston is representing GECOM Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield. The Guyana Bar Association, which will be represented by its President Teni Housty and prominent attorney Sanjeev Datadin was also given leave to join the proceedings as a party and make written submissions. The case will be heard on August 2.More details in the Wednesday, July 24, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more

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first_imgNeymar got the equaliser and the 222 million-euro ($261 million) man later completed the rout in stunning style after further goals from Adrien Rabiot, an Edinson Cavani penalty, Javier Pastore and Layvin Kurzawa.Marco Verratti was sent off for PSG midway through the second half and Toulouse at one point came back to 3-2, but they were ultimately blown away by the world’s most expensive player.“I feel very happy and relaxed, I feel at home. I am adapting as quickly as possible. I am getting better physically and I can still improve yet,” the 25-year-old said ominously after the game.It was PSG’s third win in as many league outings this season and they join reigning champions Monaco and Saint-Etienne in having the maximum nine points to their name.Saint-Etienne visit the French capital next Friday and will be dreading the prospect after this latest exhibition from PSG’s new superstar.Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Neymar (3rdR) kicks the ball and scores next to Toulouse’s defender Issa Diop (L) in Paris on August 20, 2017 © AFP / Thomas SAMSONNeymar had a part in all of his side’s goals in last week’s 3-0 win at Guingamp, scoring one in his first game in French football since his stunning world-record transfer, and he was again at the centre of everything here.Gradel, making his first appearance for Toulouse on loan from Bournemouth, volleyed the away side in front in the 18th minute but Neymar had already seen a shot strike the top of the bar before that.The Brazilian then saw a header tipped onto the post by Alban Lafont before he equalised just after the half-hour, setting up Rabiot for a shot that was pushed out by the away goalkeeper before following in to convert the loose ball.The same duo combined as PSG went in front, Rabiot playing a one-two with Neymar before beating Lafont with a low strike into the bottom corner from 25 yards.– ‘Class’ –Caen’s forward Ivan Santini (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Lille on August 20, 2017 © AFP / PHILIPPE HUGUENThe second half was quieter before coming to life after Verratti was harshly shown a second yellow for catching Christopher Jullien in the Toulouse area in the 69th minute.Soon after, the referee gave a harsh decision the other way, awarding a penalty for a foul on Neymar when Toulouse striker Andy Delort appeared to play the ball.Cavani scored from the spot, the goal his 11th in his last 11 Ligue 1 games, but Toulouse quickly pulled another one back when the giant Jullien headed in from a corner with 12 minutes left to make it 3-2.Yet there was to be no grandstand finish from the visitors, as instead substitute Pastore — the man who has lost his place to accommodate Neymar — curled in a superb fourth.Neymar’s corner was headed in by Kurzawa. But Neymar had to have the last word and somehow engineered himself space in the area in stoppage time before finishing to make it 6-2 and bring the Parc des Princes crowd to its feet.“If I forget the fact I am the Toulouse coach, it is good for football to see that kind of class,” said opposition boss Pascal Dupraz.Elsewhere on Sunday, Marcelo Bielsa suffered a second straight loss as Lille coach in a disappointing 2-0 home defeat against Caen, while Marseille were frustrated by Angers in a 1-1 draw at the Velodrome.Radamel Falcao struck his fifth goal in three games on Friday to give Monaco a 1-0 win at Metz, while Saint-Etienne beat newcomers Amiens 3-0 on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Neymar scored twice in his home debut at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on August 20, 2017 © AFP / bertrand GUAYPARIS, France, Aug 20 – Neymar starred from beginning to end on his home debut for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring twice in a 6-2 thumping of Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Sunday.The Brazilian superstar had a hand in everything else his new side did at the Parc des Princes as they recovered from the shock of falling behind early on to a Max Gradel goal.last_img read more

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first_img 3. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) – A huge tally of 48 goals in 67 games, is why plenty of clubs have cast admiring glances towards the French striker – and the Gunners are amongst them. Arsene Wenger is refusing to be drawn on the speculation and would have to stump up at least £43m if he is interested in landing his compatriot. Could he be the man to get Arsenal 20 goals in the Premier League next season? 6 2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) – Lightning quick and lethal when in shooting range of the opposition goal, Aubameyang ticks most boxes for Arsenal. He’d be a huge signing should they fork out the £58m which at the moment seems like it could lure him away from the Westfalenstadion. The one stumbling point is the Gabonese star has his heart set on a switch to Spain at some point in his career as his mother is from El Barraco, which isn’t too far from Madrid. 6 6 4. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – The Belgian centre forward had a mixed campaign with the Toffees last season, combining an eight-game scoring run in the winter with nine goalless games in the spring. He’s still a goal machine though and may well be the defence-dominating striker the Gunners have craved. He is, though, valued at £65m which may will make Arsene Wenger think twice. 6 6. Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) – After breaking through at Sampdoria, the Argentine has done well in Milan. He’s scored 38 goals in Serie A across the last two seasons. A handy poacher, Icardi is being monitored by Atletico Madrid and Napoli, should Gonzalo Higuain move anywhere, but Arsenal could do worse than try and tempt him to north London. Atletico bid around £40million so it would take a big figure to get Inter to part with their captain. Arsenal are in the market for a new striker this summer, but surely signing Japan forward Takuma Asano from J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima isn’t the answer?The Gunners have already unsuccessfully attempted to lure Leicester City hotshot Jamie Vardy to the Emirates, activating his £20million release clause only for him to sign a new contract with the Foxes.It likely now they will reassess their options and go back in for another striker as they look to fire themselves to Premier League title glory.But who will they opt to bid for? Click the right arrow above to see some of their options… 6 5. Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli) – Last season, the Argentine netted 36 times in Serie A, beating Gunnar Nordahl’s record for the most goals in a single campaign – taking him to 71 goals in three years in Naples. He’s already revealed he won’t extend his current deal, which ends in two years, so plenty of clubs will want to sign up the ex-Real Madrid man. And his agent believes a number of English teams could afford him, with the Gunners likely to be frontrunners – although they may face stiff competition. 1. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – Click the right arrow to see more possible marquee striker signings for Arsenal… – Will the Gunners chase the man who so spectacularly shot them down on Instagram last summer? The French is clearly very much admired by Arsene Wenger but it’s likely, after so long at Real Madrid, he will see moving to Arsenal as a big step down. It also seems the only way a deal can be down is if Los Blancos sign a player such as Robert Lewandowski to push him out the door. With Zinedine Zidane in charge at Real, though, we’d say it’s pretty unlikely this will happen. 6last_img read more

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December 28, 2019

A booming baby business

first_img 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! Her credentials read like any college graduate applying for a job, but instead of seeking employment, Angel is selling her ova. In just one year, the 24-year-old egg donor earned $7,000 for her first batch of eggs, $9,000 for the second and $10,000 for her third. It’s all part of a booming fertility business – a relatively unregulated industry that is rapidly inflating the value of the eggs of healthy, young college-educated women. On average, women are making anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 per egg retrieval. But the ability to become an egg donor is not easy, often requiring an extensive screening process that calls for SAT scores, family-disease histories and increasingly “ideal” body types. “The problem is that money has become the motivation,” said Dr. Vicken Sahakian, medical director of the Pacific Fertility Center in Westwood, who has performed more than 4,000 egg retrievals. “If we keep on bidding up women’s eggs, it’s going to make it more prohibitive for would-be parents who won’t be able to afford the donor.” A recent classified advertisement that ran online in the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper, read: “We are seeking women who have blue-green eyes, are under the age of 29, SAT 1300+, physically fit … $20,000 (plus all expenses).” The money Angel netted from her donations was critical to her thinning budget. “It’s basically a source of income that helps me live and pay rent to live in California,” said the graduate student who didn’t want her last name published. Sahakian said the drive for young donors will continue to grow as more couples, including gay and lesbian couples, wait until their 30s and 40s to have kids. At the same time, technology is making it a lot easier for infertile parents to get pregnant, drumming up demand for healthy eggs and sperm, he said. California Cryobank Inc., a privately held sperm-collection company in West Los Angeles, finished up a recruiting trip earlier this month to Cambridge, Mass., home to Harvard and MIT, where postcard-sized flyers were passed out that read “Got Sperm? … make up to $900 per month.” On the back of the flyer were donor requirements: “19-38 years old, attending a four-year university or hold a bachelor’s degree and one-year minimum time commitment.” But the donation process is considerably different for men and women. At California Cryobank, men are asked to make two to three donations a week, which entail a trip to the company’s “masturbatoriums.” The whole process usually takes no more than 30 minutes. For women, a single donation requires at least a month-long commitment. It begins with about 20 days of self-administered hormone injections, three to four visits to a doctor for monitoring, followed by a 10-minute retrieval process under anesthesia, according to Sahakian. During the retrieval, risks include excessive bleeding, infection, loss of fertility and “fatality, but that’s theoretical. I’ve never seen that happen, but we do have extensive consents,” said Sahakian, who noted the other risks are about one in 3,000 from his perspective. From the perspective of Elisa Polka, a 25-year-old egg donor from Jacksonville, Fla., the potential to help a couple have a baby far outweighs the risks. She had her second egg retrieval in Thousand Oaks about a month ago and said the side effects – mostly bloating and some abdominal discomfort – were minimal. “The overall experience was fantastic,” said Polka, who was flown out to Los Angeles, put up in a hotel with her mom and given $70 a day for food. She has also made about $10,000 between her two retrievals. “Of course, the money helps, but it’s not the reason I did it.” Polka’s most recent retrieval was facilitated by Egg Donor Inc., an Encino-based company that matches parents and donors. Egg Donor’s Web site contains more than 900 photographs and descriptions of women who are donating their eggs. Those who visit the site can refine their search by specifying IQ ranges, religion and body type. Some argue that using the term “donor” mischaracterizes the women’s actions because they are getting paid for their eggs. Andrew Vorizmer, chief executive officer of Egg Donor since 1994, disagrees with that notion. “Women are not compensated for their eggs, they are technically donating eggs. The compensation is for the pain, suffering and inconvenience they go through,” said Vorizmer, who noted that more than 60 percent of his company’s donors are college graduates, while almost 40 percent are still in college. While there are no laws governing age requirements for donors, Egg Donor Inc. requires a minimum age of 21. “We will not work with women under the age of 21 because we don’t think they are capable of appreciating the risk of what they are doing,” Vorizmer said. Those who donate sperm at California Cryobank must be 18 and over. Dr. Cappy Rothman, co-founder and medical director of Cryobank, said if someone is old enough to vote or die in a war, he should be able to donate sperm. Cryobank donors also go through an extensive screening process, with just 2 to 3 of every 100 applicants accepted into the program. The company mitigates the risk of populating a geographic area with the same sperm by reducing donations to about 25 families per donor. Meanwhile, a year’s worth of donations usually result in about 10 to 15 pregnancies, Rothman said. Like the egg donor business, a greater premium has been placed on sperm as more single women and lesbians consider having children. The difference is that the health risks associated with sperm donation are relatively low when compared with egg donation. “And there is also danger if we want to think about egg donation as the commodification of women,” said Debora Spar, a professor at Harvard Business School who is the author of the new book “The Baby Business.” “We have created a market in the components and services that allow people to produce children, and while it may not be inherently bad, it has the potential to be bad.” Spar said there is no reliable data that quantifies the egg donor business, even though spending on fertility-related procedures is estimated to be in the billions. And while she doesn’t take a particular stance on the subject, Spar favors a national debate about the economic incentives associated with egg donation. So does Jesse Reynolds of the Center for Genetics and Society, a public advocacy group in Oakland. “The assisted reproductive industry is entirely unregulated. And self-regulation from these companies is inadequate,” said Reynolds, director of the project on biotechnology accountability. “The types of dangers that come to mind when certain traits of donors are being sought out include the notion of breeding better humans. And the premiums these women are getting paid is disturbing.” To control the prices paid for egg donations, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine has proposed the following guidelines: Women should only be paid for their time and inconvenience, not according to genetic traits; and payments of $5,000 per retrieval is appropriate, but paying more than $10,000 should be avoided. The Birmingham, Ala.-based organization also believes in self-regulation and dislikes the idea of the federal government becoming more involved in the subject. “We get very nervous when we think about that, and there should be a very good reason before the (federal) government gets involved,” said Sean Tipton, spokesman for the society, whose members include doctors, laboratory technicians and research scientists.last_img read more

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first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The Hammers look set to allow Javier Hernandez to leave in the New Year and will be in the market for attacking reinforcements with Mitroglou high on their list of targets.Star striker Marko Arnautovic has struggled with a persistent knee injury throughout the course of the season.And, as effective as he may be, Andy Carroll can no longer be relied upon due to his regular injury problems. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets RANKED Mitroglou is reportedly a January target for the Hammers LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Transfer News targets center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The Greece international struggled in west London REVEALED 2 2 LIVING THE DREAM Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Lazio left the Ligue 1 side with just one point from four Group H games so far.And now, according to L’Equipe, fewer games in the second half of the season means the Les Olmpiens will ship out a number of first-team players when the January window opens.Among them will be former Fulham forward Mitroglou, who has started just four league games so far this term.And that will come as good news to West Ham, who are said to be working on a deal to bring the 30-year-old back to England. The Hammers were linked with a move for Marseille captain Dimitri Payet in the summer, but a move to bring the former Hammer of the Year back to east London failed to materialise. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND Kostas Mitroglou could soon be heading back to London, with West Ham United reportedly keen on the former Fulham striker.Mitroglou was unable to stop Marseille crashing out of the Europa League group stages on Thursday night, despite reaching the final against Atletico Madrid last season. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star last_img read more

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first_imgDonegal sports agent Ricky Simms has proven he has talent off the track as well as on it.Milford man Ricky Simms fronts Pace Sports Management.The Milford businessman’s sports management company, Pace Sports Management, has posted a profit of more than €800,000 for last year.Simms, a former Finn Valley runner, has a stable of world-class athletes including the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt and the ever-popular Mo Farah. The Donegal man has been close personal friends with Bolt for more than a decade.Simms, a former pupil at Raphoe Royal and Prior, joined KIM Sports Management in 2000, and just a year later started PACE Sports Management with his partner Marion Steininger and associate Duncan Gaskell.The company manage up to 60 of the world’s top athletes.Simms has promised to try and keep a date with Donegal sports fans by getting Bolt to visit the county and to perhaps even take part in a fun race.   DONEGAL MAN RICKY’S SPORTS COMPANY CONTINUE TO SEE PROFITS BOLT was last modified: June 7th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalMo FarahPace Sports Managementprofitricky simmsUsain Boltlast_img read more

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first_imgAre you thinking about building your own home? Or are you considering the option of renovating your home?Well before you think about doing either of the options highlighted above, YOU need to attend a FREE ‘Building and Planning’ consultation clinic this weekend.The FREE clinic will take place this Saturday at The Highlands Hotel, in Glenties from 11am to 4pm. Experts in the industry Brannigan Associates and G.A. Slowey Architectural Design Services are hosting the FREE clinics.They are leading professional practices in the North West and are two of the most reputable businesses in the construction industry.The clinic will consist of advice regarding Planning and Building regulations, so if you’re thinking about building a new home or renovating then the clinic on Saturday is a must.No appointment is necessary so just drop into the clinic at your convenience from 11am to 4pm. An expert team of Kevin Brannigan and Gerard Slowey will be available to advise on the following issues.Architectural DesignPlanning RegulationsBuilding RegulationsMeeting the criteria of the County Development Plan.How the Planners may view your proposalConstruction Budgetary AdviceEco BuildingBuilding Energy RatingContact us on 0749551126 or 0749541853 if you require further information. FREE CONSULTATION CLINIC ON PLANNING AND BUILDING THIS WEEKEND was last modified: March 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

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first_imgThree schoolgirls from Deele College in Raphoe have got through to the National semi-finals of the FORÓIGE (NFTE) Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Awards in Dublin. Saffron Porter, Stephanie Harper and Ellie Barron received the backing of Donegal TD Joe McHugh and Donegal boxer Jason Quigley when promoting their product “Clean Guard”. Posting on Facebook, Jason Quigley said he wished the girls the best in the next phase of the entrepreneurship awards.  “Big thank you to the Clean Guard team for my gum shield cleaner,” Quigley said. “Great idea and something all top athletes in contact sports should have.“(It) cleans all the bacteria that we don’t realize is in our gum shields and prevents sicknesses and lets you perform to your best.“Wishing the team all the best in the semi-final for creating this idea.“Good luck and thanks for my own clean guard,” the boxer concluded. See some pictures below…Donegal lends support to Raphoe schoolgirls for their ‘Clean Guard’ idea was last modified: March 31st, 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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