Peanut butter recalled over salmonella

first_imgConAgra Foods Inc. told consumers to discard certain jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter after the spread was linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 300 people nationwide.Lids of jars with a product code beginning “2111” can be returned to ConAgra for a refund, the company said.The salmonella outbreak, which federal health officials said Wednesday has sickened 288 people in 39 states since August, was linked to tainted peanut butter produced by ConAgra at a plant in Sylvester, Ga. How salmonella got into peanut butter is still under investigation, said Dr. Mike Lynch, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials believe the salmonella outbreak to be the nation’s first stemming from peanut butter. The most cases were reported in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee and Missouri.About 20 percent of all the ill were hospitalized, and there were no deaths, Lynch said. About 85 percent of the infected people said they ate peanut butter, CDC officials said.ConAgra officials said it was unsure why the CDC identified peanut butter as the source of the problem. Its own tests of its peanut butter and the plant have been negative, but it shut down the plant so it can investigate, spokesman Chris Kircher said.“We’re trying to understand what else we need to do or should be doing,” he said.Kircher called the recall a precaution. “We want to do what’s right by the consumer,” he said. ConAgra officials haven’t said how much peanut butter is covered in the recall. The Peter Pan brand is sold in 10 varieties, according to ConAgra’s Web site. The Great Value brand, which is also made by other companies, is a Wal-Mart brand.He said the CDC contacted the Food and Drug Administration, which sent investigators to the Georgia plant to review records, collect product samples and conduct tests for salmonella.Kircher said ConAgra makes peanut butter only at the Sylvester plant, for distribution nationwide.ConAgra randomly tests 60 to 80 jars of peanut butter that come off the line each day for salmonella and other pathogens, he said.“We’ve had no positive hits on that going back for years,” Kircher said.The plant itself is also regularly tested, he said, though he didn’t know how often. He said none of those tests have detected salmonella either.The latest outbreak began in August, with no more than two cases reported each day, CDC officials said. Only in the past few days did investigators hone in on peanut butter as a source, Lynch said.Other states reporting cases are Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.Salmonella infection is known each year to sicken about 40,000 people in the United States, according to the CDC. Salmonellosis, as the infection is known, kills about 600 people annually.Symptoms can include diarrhea, fever, dehydration, abdominal pain and vomiting.The recall does not affect Great Value peanut butter made by other manufacturers, the FDA said.Shares of ConAgra stock rose 13 cents to $25.98 in morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

City awards $2.5-million to school district for community recreation centre

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — As of yesterday afternoon, the school district has finally acquired funding the City of Fort St. John promised, regarding the gymnasium that will be built in the City’s new elementary school.The City gave the school district $2.5 million for the project — which is, altogether, worth almost $25 million.“I always am impressed with our City,” said Ida Campbell, Chair of the School District’s Board of Trustees. “They take the education of the district really seriously. We work incredible with the City of Fort St. John and other communities as well. We’re fortunate to have people who dedicate so much to our students and our community.”- Advertisement -The new gymnasium will act as a community recreation centre after school hours end, as many schools already moonlight as such in the district already to full capacity.However, this facility will be built to accommodate after-school activities, and as such, will be more than twice the size of an average elementary school gym. Bleachers in the gymnasium will seat about 350 people, and the height clearance of the gym will be 26 feet.“The City of Fort St. John has recognized that the amenity use is quite high. In fact, some of our groups have been unable to get time in some of the gymnasiums and some of the facilities we have right now,” said Mayor of Fort St. John, Lori Ackerman.Advertisement Secretary-Treasurer of School District 60, Doug Boyd, agrees. “At this point, every one of our gyms is booked solidly.”Secretary-Treasurer Doug Boyd signs the MOU agreement between the City and the School District. Photo by Montana CummingSecretary-Treasurer Doug Boyd signs the MOU agreement between the City and the School District. Photo by Montana Cumming“We decided that we had a remarkable relationship already with the school district through the Energetic Campus at the Pomeroy Sports Centre, that we would endeavour to partner again,” Ackerman continued, adding that a bigger community recreation facility will support a more active community and that it’s important to stay active in what she calls a ‘winter city.’Following meetings with architects this week, Boyd says the district hopes the school will ready for students next fall after construction starts this spring; even though the project is expected to be completed by winter of 2017.Advertisement “How realistic is that? They might laugh at me, but I think it can be done,” he said.The new school will house 365 elementary school students — 40 of which will be in kindergarten. The building will be almost 4,000 square feet when construction is complete.last_img read more

Former mayor is under scrutiny

first_img“I’m kind of surprised personally because I thought it was put on the back burner or dropped,” he said about the apparently renewed investigation. “It’s about time they got to it, in a sense. The argument initially was who are these people, where do they get their money? There are no Torrance residents involved in it at all.” The public documents Herbers furnished to the commission in August – and also provided to the Daily Breeze – include campaign-finance statements and documents that show who made up the committee trying to recall Scotto, who was a city councilman at the time. Despite its name – Homeowners to Recall Frank Scotto – none of the group’s representatives or campaign donors listed a residential or business address in Torrance. Several, however, have ties to unions, including AFSCME – the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. AFSCME Local 1117, the largest union representing municipal employees, backed Walker during the campaign and has had an adversarial relationship with the city and Scotto. The participation of several union members in the recall effort appears to contradict statements made by Local 1117 President Jeannie Moorman in 2005 that the recall “isn’t through any effort of the union.” The public face of the recall committee was Torrance attorney David Schwartz, whose firm contributed to Walker’s campaign and has worked in the past with the AFSCME local, the Daily Breeze reported in 2005. Moorman has an unfair-labor-practice charge pending against Scotto. She alleges he is anti-union and is “out to get me” because of the union’s backing of Walker. However, it’s unclear who is out to get whom. Contributors to the recall committee included a Palmdale resident named Alan L. Lee, who is identified as an AFSCME “union rep.” Lee, described as one of “labor’s rising stars” in an invitation to a reception honoring his June 2007 promotion to union field services director, served as president of Local 1117 for 10 years and lives in Palmdale. Other contributors included a Lisa Lee with the same Palmdale address as Alan Lee – Alan Lee’s wife’s name is Lisa – as well as a Shirley Lee, a Los Angeles resident. The treasurer and assistant treasurer of the committee are identified as David L. Gould and Michelle Moore Sanders. Gould is “chief consultant” at the David L. Gould Co., a Los Angeles political consulting firm that touts its expertise in campaign finance regulations. Moore Sanders is an account executive there. Via e-mail, Gould said he is unaware of “any investigation by anyone of this committee.” Alan Lee did not respond to a telephone call and e-mail seeking comment. Moorman said she was “not aware of, nor concerned about, any alleged investigation.” She also noted that the “timing and motives for these allegations are very suspect.” Walker said the recall committee was “an independent group” and declined to comment on whether he was aware it had union ties. Walker described Lee and Moorman as close friends of his. AFSCME spent more than $9,000 on Walker’s unsuccessful re-election bid. Among the documents Herbers provided to the FPPC were copies of the now-infamous fliers signed by Torrance Councilwoman Hope Witkowsky, former Torrance Councilman Mike Mauno and prominent Torrance businessman Norm La Caze. The fliers included a signed statement from the three accusing Scotto of soliciting a $10,000 donation from La Caze. The flier neglected to mention the donation was for the Torrance Cultural Arts Center Foundation. Scotto’s wife was on its board of directors. Scotto considered a libel action against the three. Political insiders have suspected that Walker provided the recall committee with the three signatures. On Friday, Mauno declined to confirm on the record whether that was the case. Documents received by the FPPC show the recall committee provided a $1,929.17 contribution to the campaign backing Kenny Evans for city clerk. Evans is a public works technician and a member of AFSCME who, like the recall committee, kept a low profile during the campaign. The campaign contribution is an apparent violation of Torrance election law. In 1992, the City Council established a $1,000 cap on campaign contributions from a single person or entity. Evans’ campaign also received more than $2,000 from unions that represent municipal employees and county probation officers. Moreover, AFSCME spent more than $3,600 for mailers on his behalf. Gould and Moore Sanders also served as treasurers of Evans’ campaign. Both the AFSCME local and Gould have been fined in the past for campaign finance irregularities. Last year, the FPPC fined the municipal employees union $4,500 for two “deceptive” mass mailings connected to campaign fliers in 2002. The state agency said the union did not properly identify the name and address of the group behind those campaign mailings. Similar accusations were made by Scotto and others regarding the fliers circulated last year by the recall committee. Gould was fined $8,000 in 2002 for four violations of the Political Reform Act for failing to properly disclose and itemize more than $130,000 in expenses and more than $1.3 million in payments to vendors. nick.green@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Fair Political Practices Commission has requested documents related to Walker’s mayoral campaign and a committee called Homeowners to Recall Frank Scotto, City Clerk Sue Herbers confirmed. Scotto, elected mayor in June 2006 with 67.5 percent of the vote, said it is his understanding the documents are tied to an investigation the agency is conducting into potential campaign-finance irregularities. As a matter of policy, the commission does not confirm or deny its investigations. However, a spokesman did acknowledge that the agency received a complaint last year about Walker. Scotto said he was not the source of the complaint, although he did file complaints last year with the commission, state Attorney General’s Office and county District Attorney’s Office over fliers created by the recall committee during the acrimonious mayoral campaign. TORRANCE: Political commission is looking into Dan Walker’s ties to a group that pushed to recall Scotto. By Nick Green STAFF WRITER The state’s political watchdog agency is probing the relationship between former Torrance Mayor Dan Walker and a union-backed group that sought to recall current Mayor Frank Scotto. last_img read more

‘I WANT TO WIN MEDALS WITH MANCHESTER CITY’ – GIVEN TELLS BBC

first_imgShay Given still wants to win medals with Manchester City, he has told the BBC in an interview.The Donegal goalkeeper has spent this season on the sidelines, initially by the form of Joe Hart and then by shoulder surgery.And he was thwarted in a bid to leave the Blues during the January transfer window as manager Roberto Mancini wanted to retain him as top-class cover for Hart. Given looks sure to request a move away from City in the summer, but he has pointedly avoided questions about his future.But he has said that he joined City because he bought into the idea that the club was heading for the big time – and still hopes to play some part in that.Given is close to a return to full training after surgery on the tendons in his right shoulder, and hopes to be on the bench, at least, for the FA Cup final on May 14.It was with a vision of playing in such games that Given ended a 12-year association with Newcastle to join City for £7m in the winter of 2009. Hart was initially shunted out of the team, and then out on loan, by the arrival of Given, but those roles were reversed when Hart, after a successful season at Birmingham, returned to claim the gloves.Given clearly holds no ill will for his young usurper, helping to forge his bright career, but Hart’s development has cast the 35-year-old’s future into doubt, with Liverpool and Leicester said to be among clubs interested in taking him in the summer.But Given is still hoping he can partake of the fruits of City’s advancement, just when they seem to be growing out of his reach.“It was important for me to be part of something big here,” he told BBC Radio Manchester.“I don’t know what the future holds and whether I will be here or not. “I would love to be part of it but time will tell.“I don’t regret coming here. You get a gut feeling and I said when I joined this club I felt like a kid again.“It was a new club and new surroundings, and maybe you do go a bit stale being at the same club for 12 years.“It’s not ideal at the minute because I’m not playing but things do change very quickly in football and if my chance comes I have to be ready to take it. “You look around our changing room and we have some of the best players in the world, and I feel very privileged to be part of that.“It was a huge decision to come here but it felt right at the time because I was joining Manchester City, who had huge ambitions and I was promised there would be investment in the team.“The owners have stuck by what they said and brought huge players to the club.“That was the reason I left Newcastle because I felt like I was joining a club that had a huge chance of doing fantastic things, challenging at the top of the league and challenging for silverware.“No disrespect to the people at Newcastle, but they were trying to cut back, sell some of their best players and get others in on frees. I felt after 12 years it was the right time for me to have a new challenge.”At the start of this season, it appeared to be a close call between the experience and shot-stopping ability of Given, and the youthful athleticism of Hart.In the end Mancini plumped for Hart, and Given has been restricted to three Europa League and one Carling Cup appearance.He was criticised last season, usually unfairly, for not commanding his area enough, and it was seen that Hart’s extra couple of inches in height – he is 6ft 3in to Given’s 6ft 1in – was a key factor.Given refutes the notion that his height is an issue, even in an era when tall goalkeepers are the vogue for the biggest clubs.“People bring that issue up in the press sometimes,” he said. “It doesn’t wind me up personally, but I have met Peter Shilton, Pat Jennings and Neville Southall, and I am as big if not bigger than all of those guys.“I also met Bob Wilson down at Arsenal a few weeks ago and he is a very similar size – and they have all gone down as greats in goalkeeping terms. If I’m in company like that I’m not too bothered.“Things have changed a little bit with Edwin Van der Sar and Petr Cech, who are both big guys. But I have never felt size had hindered me because I have great power in my legs and a good spring that gets me around the goals as good as anyone.”Given has remained popular with City fans, for his consistency when he was first choice, but also for his professionalism.And after Given revealed that he snubbed a move to United when he was 16, he is sure to become even better liked!He was spotted by several clubs while playing in the prestigious Northern Ireland Milk Cup youth tournament – but opted to join Celtic.“I was very much a Celtic fan at the time,” he said. “I had the chance to go across to other clubs in England, including Old Trafford. But Liam Brady was manager at Celtic at the time and Packie Bonner, who was also from Donegal, was the goalkeeper.“I just felt that leaving home at 16 these guys would help me settle in and would know what it’s like to be away from homehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/spotlight‘I WANT TO WIN MEDALS WITH MANCHESTER CITY’ – GIVEN TELLS BBC was last modified: April 29th, 2011 by gregShare 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

GAA NEWS: KILCAR U16’S FACE KILLYBEGS IN LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL

first_imgKilcar GAA NotesClub Meeting this Thursday 11th in The Tea Rooms, Towney at 9pm and no more orders are being taken for All Ireland Final Tickets.Ocean FM All Ireland Tour As part of the build up to this year’s Minor and Senior All Ireland finals Ocean FM are broadcasting from Aislann Cill Chartha on Thursday 18th September from 7-10pm, all welcome.UnderageOur Under 10’s travelled to Ardara on Friday evening for an enjoyable blitz a good evening was had by all.Under 13’s were at home to Four Masters on Wednesday evening last this was their first defeat in the league of the season the final score was Cill Chartha 1-14 Four Masters 5-10 they also played neighbours Naomh Columba on Saturday afternoon and won with a final score of Cill Chartha 6-15 Naomh Columba 2-13. Under 16’s play away to Killybegs in the league semi-final this Friday at 6:30pm.Club AppWe have now over 120 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.Lotto There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €7,000 this week’s numbers were 9, 10, 15 and 22 winners were: €50 Seamus Gamty (c/o Agnes Cunningham) €30 Aodhan McGinley (Derrylaghan) and €20 Ann Marie Byrne (Muckross). Lotto Plus numbers 1, 2, 24 and 26 there was no winner.BingoClub Bingo winners €150 Marie Cunningham (Cuskerry), €80 Suzanne McShane, €70 Anne Deane, Tom Campbell, Ann Breslin, Evelyn Erskine, Mary Duddy, Carmel Ellis and Kathleen Keeney.The Jackpot next week is €2,750 on 45 numbers. We need more volunteers to help out at the Club Bingo please contact Brendan Byrne for info at 087-6985566 if you can help out if we get enough volunteers then a rota set up so you won’t have to be there every week. For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR U16’S FACE KILLYBEGS IN LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL was last modified: September 8th, 2014 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:GAAkilcarNoticesSportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA MEMBER LANDS €9,000 LOTTO PRIZE

first_imgNa Rossa Club Notes:Lotto: Gerry Hanlon, from Gweebara Bridge in Lettermacaward matched the four numbers – 2, 3, 9, 16 – to take the €9,000 prize.The draw was held in Halla Naomh Bride. Next week’s jackpot starts again at €2,000. GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA MEMBER LANDS €9,000 LOTTO PRIZE was last modified: January 5th, 2016 by John2Share 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

Klopp hits out at ‘clever’ Neymar for making Liverpool ‘look like butchers’

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Liverpool players rated and slated against Paris Saint-Germain as Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson struggle“It was clever of PSG and Neymar, especially him, but a lot of other players went down as if something was serious.“We were not that calm. That makes you aggressive, but it was negative aggression and that does not help in football. If the referee lets that happen, you have to deal with that as team.“I could say 500,000 things [on play-acting] . . . but you can give yellow cards for everything.“If you act like you die and the next moment you get up again, you could give a yellow card. It is not sportsmanlike behaviour. It was not football any more but it was an important game and everyone tries to do it.“I don’t want to say Paris didn’t deserve.”Despite Liverpool ending the match with more cautions than their opponents, it was a PSG player, Marco Verratti, who committed the worst foul of the game. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow “For me it is a red card, yes, but then we have a story and it looks like I am a bad loser.“I had a very good view and it was, for sure, not the same colour as these other 500 yellow cards.” REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY It was not the best evening for Klopp and co REPLY shining Klopp, the Liverpool manager, was understandably frustrated at Wednesday’s result, and this was further fuelled by his anger at PSG’s play-acting.Liverpool committed 20 fouls throughout the match, and at full-time their yellow card count totalled six – three of those cautions came in second-half injury time, as the hosts did all they could to hold on to their narrow lead.“The number of interruptions in the game was just not cool,” Klopp said after the final whistle. “Two times in a row we won the fair play in England and tonight we looked like butchers when you look at the yellow cards we had. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Liverpool were made to ‘look like butchers’ in their defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, manager Jurgen Klopp says.The Reds were beaten at the Parc des Princes to leave their chances of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage hanging by a thread. no dice Georginio Wijnaldum (17′)Joe Gomez (34′)Daniel Sturridge (84′)Virgil van DIjk (90+1′)Andy Robertson (90+3′)Naby Keita (90+5′) ADVICE The midfielder, who was perhaps the hosts’ most influential player, went in high when challenging for the ball with Joe Gomez, but was only shown a yellow card for his indiscretion.Klopp continued: “Everyone has eyes and saw it and can write it. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The general consensus was that Verratti was lucky to stay on the pitch for this challenge Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars BEST OF Which Liverpool players were booked against PSG? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Latest Football News 2 Juan Bernat opened the scoring for the hosts inside the first quater-of-an-hour, before Neymar finished past Alisson to double PSG’s lead.James Milner did convert a penalty to halve the deficit on the brink of half-time, but Thomas Tuchel’s side held firm after the break, despite consistent Liverpool pressure, to claim a valuable victory.The defeat leaves Liverpool third in Group C heading into their final matchday clash against Napoli, which the Reds MUST win to have any chance of qualifying for the knockout stage. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

MAN REVEALS HOW HE HELD HIS ORGANS TOGETHER AFTER BEING HIT BY TRAIN

first_imgThe Donegal man hit by a high-speed train has revealed how he had to hold his internal organs in his hands to save himself from dying.Kevin Rooney miraculously survived being hit by the train while out jogging in The Hague in Holland.The Letterkenny man has allowed one train to pass but failed to hear a second train because of the noise vacuum. He was then struck by the full force of the 140 tonne electric Srpinter train.Speaking from his hospital bed Kevin told Donegal Daily he remembers everything about his horrific ordeal.“I was sitting there with my liver and my guts in my hand. It was like a scene from Saving Private Ryan,” joked Kevin.Kevin, who works for the European Patents Office, says he jogs the route all the time but said he was just unlucky to be hit in the freak accident. “I was out for a jog and I came to a level crossing where I run all the time.“A train came along and passed and I went to run across the crossing but hadn’t banked on another train coming the other way.“As normal when I come to level crossings it was choc-a-block with traffic; I expected nothing from the other direction.“The next thing I know I’m in front of the damned thing. The train wasn’t going slow either; The crossing is between the cities and they speed up between those points. It was probably at maximum speed,” he revealed.The 40 year old was rushed to hospital where he was brought to intensive care and placed on the critical list for 24 hours. He was treated for a collapsed lung, broken knee cap and other injuries.Doctors told him he only survived because he was so fit and his heart was so strong.I was conscious all the way through; the doctor kept telling me to ‘stay with us’.“When I got to hospital, I think they were quite surprised at how well I was considering I had just been hit by a train,” he said. Amazingly Kevin is back on his feet and walking again.“I’m on my feet and walking again. Once you can breathe again you’re grand and now I have to wait until the body recovers properly“Thankfully I didn’t end up under the train. I was very very lucky,” added Kevin.His mother Glenda, who has dubbed her son the ‘bionic man’, is planning to visit her son in Holland this weekend.MAN REVEALS HOW HE HELD HIS ORGANS TOGETHER AFTER BEING HIT BY TRAIN was last modified: November 20th, 2012 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:HOLLANDKEVIN ROONEYorganstrainlast_img read more

TAOISEACH TURNS SOD ON NEW COLAB BUILDING AT LYIT

first_imgThe Taoiseach turns the sod on the new CoLab extension – donegaldaily.comTAOISEACH Enda Kenny has turned the sod on the new extension to the CoLab building at LYIT which could create 100 new jobs in Letterkenny.There was a large security presence at the site following protests during a visit by the Taoiseach to the same site in 2012.However there were no protestors there today. In a wide-ranging speech Mr Kenny praised the work of LYIT and its president Paul Hannigan in widening the frontiers of education in Donegal.He said the work being done at the LYIT and CoLab was important for the future development of the economy. TAOISEACH TURNS SOD ON NEW COLAB BUILDING AT LYIT was last modified: May 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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:CoLabEnda Kennyextensionjobslast_img read more

INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER SECOND DONEGAL SOLDIER RECEIVES THREAT

first_imgA second serving Donegal soldier has received a death threat from dissident terrorists, Donegal Daily has learned.Two soldiers at Finner Camp have now been threatened.The soldier, who is based at Finner Camp, claimed he received threats by post to his home address.It is the second such threat against a soldier at the same army base in recent weeks. The second soldier received the letter warning him to stop socialising with another soldier at the base or face consequences.The original soldier was already at the centre of a threat from the terror group based in Derry.However PSNI officers have ruled out a dissident terror group link, believing those behind the threat had posed as terrorists.The soldier’s personal security has been stepped up. The second soldier has also now been interviewed by both Gardai and Military police.The letter sent to him has been handed over to Gardai.A spokesman for the Garda Press Office confirmed than MORE than one allegation is now being investigated at Finner Camp Army base.“We can confirm that an investigation is ongoing regarding various allegations involving Defence Force members attached to Finner Camp“Beyond that, we are not in a position to comment,” said a spokesman. Meanwhile a spokesman for the Defence Forces Press office also confirmed there are investigations into threats against soldiers.“We can confirm that there are active Garda and Military investigations into allegations of threats against serving members of the Defence Forces in Donegal.“For reasons of operational security we do not intend to comment further,” said a spokesman.INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER SECOND DONEGAL SOLDIER RECEIVES THREAT was last modified: February 8th, 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:donegalFinner Campsoldierthreatslast_img read more