Using social distancing to test if technology can solve the loneliness epidemic

first_imgFirst OpinionUsing social distancing to test if technology can solve the loneliness epidemic Tags Coronavirusmental healthpatients Robin Utrecht / SOPA Images/Sipa USA The dangers of diminishing human contact don’t end with mental health. As a physician, I’m struck by an emerging body of evidence that links social isolation to poor physical health. People who are socially isolated are more likely to be obese, have high blood pressure, and experience musculoskeletal problems. They’re more susceptible to viral respiratory infections (including, more than likely, Covid-19). They’re also at an increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. All told, social isolation increases the odds of dying prematurely — from any cause — by roughly 50%, on a par with smoking, and exceeding the risks of obesity or a sedentary lifestyle. Related: In a time of distancing due to coronavirus, the health threat of loneliness looms Nicole Van Groningen Leave this field empty if you’re human: A new wave of social platforms aim to enhance the quality of our digital interactions by actively eschewing the traditional volume-based constructs of “likes” and “follows.” Ikaria and Cocoon, for instance, are social networks built to include only the special people in our lives and are designed to enhance the quality of these existing relationships. Beyond social media, virtual assistant services like Monaru prompt users to take steps toward deepening connections with loved ones. Even artificial intelligence chatbots and robotic pets have been developed to reduce loneliness, particularly in older individuals, and research on their effectiveness has been promising.Companies that offer technological solutions such as these could leverage the public’s increased demand for their services to test their effectiveness. This could come in the form of measuring loneliness with one of several validated scales before and after a period of use. It could also be done by studying how users interact with the platforms to identify the highest-yield strategies for mitigating loneliness.Researches in public health, psychology, and sociology could offer expertise in collaboration. To expand the availability of digital loneliness solutions, companies might even consider offering some services for free, as other platforms such as fitness websites and streaming services have done. Even more important, they could consider providing additional technological support to older users, who are at highest risk for loneliness but tend to be less digitally inclined.At this point in the trajectory of the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing appears to be our reality for the foreseeable future. Let’s use this time to optimize technology to enhance our collective social health.Nicole Van Groningen, M.D., is an internal medicine physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Before the emergence of Covid-19, conventional wisdom held that the cure for loneliness was intentional disconnection from our phones and devices in favor of good, old-fashioned face time. But now that human congregation is decidedly at odds with the interests of public health, let’s view this as an opportunity to test if we can use technology to help us feel less alone.Video messaging is an obvious option that is within reach for most people, even for those with limited technical literacy. In a 2018 study of older adults, those who used video chat platforms such as Skype and FaceTime had almost half the estimated probability of depressive symptoms — a common byproduct of loneliness — as participants who used text-based communication. The researchers attributed the lower depression rates to the enhanced social and emotional connectedness that video messaging provides.If video messaging isn’t feasible, even vocal communication is preferable to text or email. A study of preteen girls found that after experiencing a stressful event, girls who heard their mothers’ voices experienced a surge in the bonding-hormone oxytocin and a drop in cortisol, a stress hormone. These effects were not observed in girls who were allowed to interact with their mothers only through instant messaging.Social media, though previously linked to a higher rate of loneliness and associated depressive symptoms among its users, may prove effective in combatting loneliness if used wisely. Recent research suggests that how people interact with social media is more important than how much they do. Instead of scrolling through feeds and offering likes, users who share personal thoughts through direct messaging or comments may foster goodwill and kinship in both themselves and their recipients. As the coronavirus spreads exponentially across the United States, widespread social distancing is thought to be our best weapon against rampant transmission. Minimizing human contact can slow the rate of spread — flattening the curve — and avoid a surge of sick patients that would strain our health care system to a point where it cannot effectively care for them. State and local governments have imposed increasingly severe restrictions on the movement of Americans, and have ordered roughly 1 in 5 Americans to stay home.The conundrum is that these mandates — prudent and necessary as they are — are overlaid against the backdrop of an epidemic of loneliness in the U.S. Avoiding events, parties, cafes, and even family gatherings is likely to increase social isolation among millions of Americans who already describe themselves as lonely. If the ultimate goal is holistic public wellness, we cannot ignore the unintended consequences of social distancing on other metrics of health.In some ways, social distancing began well before the current coronavirus outbreak. From 1985 to 2009, the average size of an American’s social network, defined by number of confidants, declined by more than one-third. In a recent survey of 10,000 people, about 63% of men and 58% of women qualify as lonely. Considering the tight link between social isolation and depression, it is no surprise that young people today are more depressed than their parents or grandparents.advertisementcenter_img Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. Privacy Policy Much of our collective loneliness has been attributed to our growing reliance on technology. Social networking apps, online shopping, and on-demand streaming offer opportunities to streamline our lives that seem appealing at first blush but have inexorably reduced the amount of meaningful interaction we have with each other. The great paradox of our hyper-connected digital world is that we are actually driving ourselves further apart.advertisement About the Author Reprints @NVanGroningenMD [email protected] By Nicole Van Groningen April 7, 2020 Reprints Please enter a valid email address.last_img read more

Education Ministry Embarks on Multi-Faceted Literacy Thrust

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Education has embarked on a multi-faceted literacy thrust to raise the level of literacy of all children in Jamaica. Several initiatives were introduced in the past with varying degrees of success.Speaking with JIS News, Minister of Education, Andrew Holness said: “With the current focus on a new literacy thrust, and a myriad of supporting programmes, we are well on the way to achieving the target of 85 per cent of school children reading at or above grade 4 level by 2015.”He informed that based on the literacy test which is administered to grade 4 students, the percentage that achieve mastery has been improving, from 64 per cent in 2005, to 75 per cent in 2007.The new literacy thrust is one response to the 2004 Report of the Task Force on Educational Reform, which highlighted the underachievement of students, particularly those in non-traditional secondary schools, as well as the underachievement of boys.This literacy thrust is being spearheaded by the Education Transformation Team (ETT), an arm of the Ministry of Education, which was established to guide implementation of the Task Force recommendations.The ETT, in tackling the literacy challenge, has put in place a management structure comprising a National Literacy Co-ordinator and eight Regional Literacy Co-ordinators with responsibility for programme oversight and for stakeholders’ consultations. In addition, there are 50 Literacy Specialists who have been deployed to 212 of the most challenged schools.There are also School-based Literacy Co-ordinators or Reading Specialists in all schools. According to National Literacy Co-ordinator, Laurel Brent-Harris, “a significant amount of work has already been done in planning, raising awareness, and training literacy co-ordinators and specialists, whose role it is to give support to classroom teachers, and analyse the data which informs the development of customised programmes used to assist students with specific challenges.” The Ministry has designed a range of programmes to address the literacy needs of students from the primary through to the secondary level of the education system. “With the level of collaboration that exists within the Ministry of Education and the partnerships which are forged with the private and public sectors, it is expected that there will be a positive change in the literacy landscape that should see the achievement of the 2015 target,” Mrs. Brent-Harris said. RelatedEducation Ministry Embarks on Multi-Faceted Literacy Thrust RelatedEducation Ministry Embarks on Multi-Faceted Literacy Thrust Advertisementscenter_img RelatedEducation Ministry Embarks on Multi-Faceted Literacy Thrust Education Ministry Embarks on Multi-Faceted Literacy Thrust UncategorizedMarch 30, 2008last_img read more

Senate supports Greens motion calling for a National Strategy on Climate Change, Health and Well-being

first_imgSenate supports Greens motion calling for a National Strategy on Climate Change, Health and Well-being The Australian Greens MPsThe Senate has today recognised that the climate crisis is the greatest threat to our health this century.“The fact is, the climate crisis is a health emergency”, Greens spokesperson on Health Senator Rachel Siewert said.“The Government acted on the science when it came to the COVID crisis and yet for decades they have refused to act on the science when it comes to the climate crisis.“In Parliament today there are over 30 health leaders, including two former chief state health officers, calling for a National Strategy on Climate Change, Health and Wellbeing.“We urgently need a National Strategy on Climate Change, Health and Well-being to protect our community and our future generations.”The motion reads:I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that the Senate –Notes that the World Health Organization has acknowledged climate change to be the greatest threat to health this century;Recognises that acting on climate change is the greatest opportunity to improve health;Also recognises the Australian Government, as a signatory to the Paris Agreement, has an obligation to consider health in its climate change response;Applauds the growing calls from the health sector to act on climate to protect our health, including the 30 health leaders in Parliament today meeting with representatives to discuss climate change and health; andCalls on the Government to urgently develop a ‘National Strategy on Climate Change, Health and Well-being’, which is supported by more than 50 health, social welfare and conservation groups. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Australian Greens, climate change, climate crisis, community, conservation, Emergency, future generation, Government, health, Paris, parliament, science, wellbeing, World Health Organizationlast_img read more

CU To Conduct Routine Maintenance On CU-South Levees May 5 To May 9

Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Contractors for the University of Colorado at Boulder will perform routine maintenance on the flood protection levee located on CU-South property next week between May 5 and May 9.The work will bring the berm up to elevations necessary to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency requirements based on the approved South Boulder Creek hydrology study conducted by the City of Boulder. Adding additional height to portions of the levee will better protect Boulder residents located in the South Boulder Creek West Valley Overflow area of the city.According to Acting Vice Chancellor for Administration Jeff Lipton, CU will import and place fill dirt at different locations on the levee – including a small portion of its east section – raising its elevation to meet FEMA requirements.”CU staff has met with county staff to discuss these plans, and the county has concurred with CU that this constitutes routine maintenance work and does not fall within the temporary South Boulder Creek moratorium area,” said Lipton. “Residents can be assured this is basic flood mitigation maintenance work that will make the levee functional and fulfill FEMA requirements. The university has no plans at this time to develop CU-South.”Lipton said the work is expected to take four-to-five days to perform. During that time, access to CU-South will be limited in order to maintain public safety. There also will be some light truck traffic, with trucks entering the area from the west, off Highway 93. Published: May 2, 2008 read more

The 12th Annual STARS of Cabernet | 2020 at Home Edition

first_imgFacebook Linkedin TAGSIan BlackburnStars of CabernetUnite The United ReddIt Pinterest Home Industry News Releases The 12th Annual STARS of Cabernet | 2020 at Home Edition Industry News ReleasesThe 12th Annual STARS of Cabernet | 2020 at Home Edition By Press Release – November 9, 2020 214 0 Twitter Email AdvertisementNovember 18th, 20th, & 21st, 2020 – For 11 years – we gathered winemakers from all over the world for one special night in Beverly Hills and celebrated amazing Cabernet. This – year, we take the event to ZOOM and bring the event to you wherever you are! We have wine flights or full bottle kits delivered to you – a Cabernet lover’s showcase delivered to your home! Join the winemakers LIVE and taste; join in one tasting or join them all! A silent auction will benefit 501(c)(3) Unite The United for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Single night tickets are $50 with a tasting kit – and that includes delivery in California!Join all THREE events with tasting kits for $100 – and that includes delivery in California! for details, wine list, and option to have your tasting kit picked up at TESSE RESTAURANT with a special STARS dinner menu!  THE STARS OF CABERNET 2020 | Wednesday 11/18 at 7pm MauritsonPEJUCrown Point VineyardsS. R. Tonella CellarsReynolds Family WineryDusty Nabor Wines THE STARS OF CABERNET 2020 | Friday 11/20 at 7pm Blagden WinesRobert Young Estate Rocca Family VineyardsMullan Road CellarsDana EstatesSullivan Rutherford EstateTHE STARS OF CABERNET 2020 | Saturday 11/21 at 7pm Hertelendy VineyardsCarte BlancheAlejandro Bulgheroni EstateAXR Napa ValleyTierra Roja VineyardFrank Family Vineyards Tickets will sell out and prices do increase as the event date approaches – buy your tickets now!     For information and ticket purchasing, please visit STARSofcabernet.comAbout Unite The United:  Unite The United Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) non-profit, fundraising organization founded by the producers of the Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Their mission is to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and action sports worlds to work toward positive change, by supporting local charities, producing events, and participating in community volunteerism events across the United States.About Ian Blackburn – Founder of and Since 1995, Ian Blackburn has focused on improving Los Angeles wine culture through ongoing educational tastings, classes and experiences. Educating and edu-taining with precision, we invite and welcome the best of the wine world to partake. LearnAboutWine was the first of its kind and continues to innovate, fortifying a quality wine audience one class, one tasting, one experience at a time. We are a part of the Los Angeles lifestyle, the wine lifestyle, and celebrate the people and the place with passion. The pandemic only made us better, stronger, and now we’re going nationwide!!! For more information visit or call  310-451-7600 Advertisement Share Previous articleBreakthru Appoints Julian Burzynski to Lead East U.S. RegionNext articleEU and US Wine Sectors Renew Their Call for Negotiated Solution to Aviation Dispute Press Releaselast_img read more

Vending machine stocked with safety essentials installed at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru

first_img Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The machine offers contactless, convenient experience for travellers to buy masks, gloves, sanitisers, other essential safety productsTynimo has installed a vending machine stocked with safety essentials at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. The machine has been installed at The Departure Hall, offering a contactless and convenient  experience for travellers to buy masks, gloves, sanitisers and other essential safety products.The vending machine by Tynimo will be stocked with essentials such as 4 layer designer protection masks, 100 ML hand sanitisers, pen shaped hand sanitisers and nitrile protection gloves. Travellers can pay for the products using any digital payment methods. The machine has an automatic sanitiser dispenser to sanitise hands before and after purchase.Commenting on this new initiative,  Vaibhav Jain, CEO & Founder, Tynimo said “ In a post COVID-19 world, there is definitive behavioural change in the way people travel. In an effort to promote safe and convenient travel experiences, we have introduced our first Tynimo vending machine at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. If any traveller has missed carrying a sanitiser or a mask, this is an easy, contactless and seamless way to purchase the required safety essentials without any face to face interaction”The products are priced between Rs 50-150. In the coming months, Tynimo plans to install more vending machines at the airport, at IT parks, malls, metro stations and railways stations. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on July 14, 2020 Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Vending machine stocked with safety essentials installed at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” BengaluruCOVID-19glovesKempegowda International Airportmaskssafety essentialssanitisersTynimoVending machine Share Comments (0) Add Commentlast_img read more

$50 Million Contract Signed To Rehabilitate Milk River Hotel and Spa

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail $50 Million Contract Signed To Rehabilitate Milk River Hotel and SpaJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedHistorical Sites In Westmoreland To Be Developed Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson Managing Director of C and D Construction and Engineering Limited, Clive Wint (left), looks on as (from second left), Director of Corporate Services at the Tourism Product Development Company Limited, Paul Badresingh; Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill and Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, sign contract for the rehabilitation of the west wing of the Milk River Hotel and Spa, in Clarendon, on September 2, at the Ministry, in New Kingston. Overseeing the signing are (from left, standing) are: Executive Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Clyde Harrison and Chairman, Milk River Hotel and Spa, Dr. Guyan Arscott. The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment has signed a contract for more than $50 million for the rehabilitation of the west wing of the Milk River Hotel and Spa, in Clarendon.Funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), the project is expected to begin on September 7 and last for a month.The agreement was signed by Director of Corporate Services at the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCO), Paul Badresingh and the Managing Director of C and D Construction and Engineering Company Limited, Clive Wint. TPDCo will provide oversight for the project.In his address at the signing, held at the Ministry, in New Kingston, on September 2, Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, emphasized the need to protect the world-renowned attraction.The Minister said the property is expected to benefit from a number of works during the rehabilitation process, including alterations, upgrading of the electrical systems along with associated wall, ceiling, floor finishes, painting and decorating.Plumbing and mechanical installation and the replacement of leaking and damaged roof sheeting and frames are also to be undertaken at the 20-room and nine mineral baths property.Dr. McNeill noted that other rehabilitative works have been carried out at the facility. “To date, the Tourism Enhancement Fund has expended some $71 million, including the expansion of the pool; remodeling, to facilitate disabled-friendly access; the general refurbishing and rehabilitation of the property; major landscaping; and the installation of pumps for the previously constructed bio-digester,” he said.The Minister pointed out that Cabinet recently gave approval for his Ministry, in collaboration with the Development Bank of Jamaica, to establish an enterprise team to guide the development of both the Milk River Hotel and Spa and the Bath Fountain Hotel and Spa, in St. Thomas.He said the 10-member team will make recommendations for the management of both properties, which are to include the development of the vacant parcels of land that are owned by both entities and the development of spin-off spa products. RelatedTourism Linkages Hub Reaps Successcenter_img Story HighlightsThe Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment has signed a contract for more than $50 million for the rehabilitation of the west wing of the Milk River Hotel and Spa, in Clarendon.Funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), the project is expected to begin on September 7 and last for a month.The agreement was signed by Director of Corporate Services at the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCO), Paul Badresingh and the Managing Director of C and D Construction and Engineering Company Limited, Clive Wint. TPDCo will provide oversight for the project. $50 Million Contract Signed To Rehabilitate Milk River Hotel and Spa TourismSeptember 3, 2015Written by: Chad Bryan RelatedMore Than 800 Jamaican Employed Under REDI Project Advertisementslast_img read more

Montana Governor Chastizes Director Cameron Over Oilsands Critique

first_imgCALGARY, Alberta – Montana’s governor thinks Canadian-born director James Cameron should be aiming his criticism of Alberta’s oilsands at more deserving targets.Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Thursday he is tired of environmentalists and Hollywood celebrities such as Cameron “blowing smoke” when it comes to the oilsands.“I would say this is conflict-free oil and I don’t want to send one more son or daughter from Montana to defend an oil supply from one of these dictators and become dependent on that energy supply,” he said in an interview with The Canadian Press from his office in Helena.“Someday, I would say to him, we will not need the hydrocarbons. Someday we will run all electric cars. But in the meantime we need energy and the safest supply right now is coming from places like Alberta.”Schweitzer, who is a Democrat and spent seven years living in Saudi Arabia, wants to eliminate his country’s reliance on foreign oil, but said that doesn’t include oil from Alberta.“For the most part Alberta is the exception. Most places around the world that are oil exporters have some of the most brutal regimes, their people have the fewest civil liberties and the individual citizens gain no particular wealth from the oil.“Alberta oil is conflict-free energy.”Cameron, the director of “Titanic” and “Avatar,” toured the Alberta oilsands region for two days this week and told reporters that he is appalled that residents living downstream of the Alberta oilsands are getting cancer and catching deformed fish.Regardless of what one thinks of Alberta’s oilsands, he said, officials need to get to the bottom of what’s happening in the tiny aboriginal community of Fort Chipewyan.Cameron called the oilsands a gift that could turn into a curse if they are not managed properly and developed in a sustainable way.Schweitzer said Cameron needs to put things into perspective.“You think this is bad? Have you been to Nigeria? Do you see how they produce their crude oil there? They’ve poisoned every town along every pipeline route. The big rivers and lakes that used to produce large quantities of fish — the fish are all dead,” Schweitzer said.“Their pipelines leak. They’ve got rebels that are blowing up the pipelines all the time and running into the rivers. Really? You’re going to compare the oilsands to that? Don’t joke with me.”The Montana governor said he is tired of the United States having to prop up dictatorial regimes to guarantee his nation’s energy needs.“Any of these people who say they don’t like the oilsands, you ought to ask them if they’ll invite you to their house, and unless they’re living naked in a cave and eating nuts, they are totally dependent on petrol.“That petrol is either going to be produced in places like Montana and North Dakota and Alberta and Saskatchewan or it’s going to be produced in places like Venezuela and Saudi Arabia and Nigeria. I would prefer it to come from friends than enemies.” Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

41 Donegal clubs to share €1.4M under Sports Capital programme

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Google+ 41 clubs in Donegal are to share €1.4 million in funding under the Sports Capital programme.Among the highlights include almost €86,000 for Rasheney Football Club, just over €75,000 for Inishowen Rugby Club, Glenfinn GAA club is to receive almost €72,000 and the Kilmacrennan Community Development is get just over €70,000Donegal Minister Joe McHugh says that there will be other funding opportunities for those who missed out this time round:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A full list of those benefiting from the fund is available below:ADOPT (Assoc for Dev of Pettigo & Tullyhommon) – €7,560Aileach Football Club – €36,040Buncrana Hearts FC – €12,207Castlefin Celtic – €33,987CLG Baile na nGalloglach – €8,344CLG Cloch Cheann Fhaola – €37,645CLG Gleann Fhinne – €71,718Cloughaneely Golf Club – €18,683Coláiste Cholmcille – €69,837Convoy Arsenal FC – €8,444Donegal Co Co Ballyshannon Leisure Centre – €25,376Donegal ETB – €14,226Donegal League Org – €39,693Dunfanaghy Golf Club – €62,476Fanad Gaels GAA – €10,667Fintown Harps AFC – €6,613Forbairt na Rossan – €2,708Forbairt Pobal Ghleann Gaothbarra – €13,123Foyle Rowing Club – €4,604Gleneely Colts FC Sports & Leisure – €49,600Glenree United FC – €19,092Greencastle Golf Club – €63,647Inishowen Community & Recreation Sports Dev – €8,999Inishowen Rugby Club – €75,101Keadue Rovers – €66,982Killybegs GAA – €32,837Kilmacrennan Comm Dev Co – €70,365Lagan Harps FC – €40,022Naomh Mhuire CLG – €31,574Rasheney Football Club – €85,926Rathmullan and District Resource Centre – €59,526Scoil Bhríde – €25,160St Eugene’s Diocesan Trust, Malin – €59,544St Mary’s GAA – €36,539St Columba’s Diocesan Trust (St Eunan’s NS) – €28,239St Columba’s Diocesan Trust – €59,046St John Bosco Club – €6,618St Johnston Cricket Club – €15,268Swilly Rovers FC – €64,232Togra Fiontar & Cultur Uladh Cuideachta – €5,006Whitestrand Utd – €5,613ends Previous article16 people awaiting admission to LUHNext articleUlster SFC semi-final preview: Naomh Conaill manager Martin Regan News Highland center_img 41 Donegal clubs to share €1.4M under Sports Capital programme Twitter Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp By News Highland – November 15, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Upgrade water works in south Donegal now complete

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady By News Highland – August 10, 2020 Twitter Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Upgrade water works in south Donegal now complete Google+ WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Twitter Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, have confirmed that works to improve drinking water supply and quality in the Ballintra area have been completed.The works were temporarily stopped in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but the project was completed early in August.The water mains replacement works involved the decommissioning and replacement of around 300 metres of cast iron water mains with modern, high density polyethylene pipes.The works were undertaken along Ballintra Main Street to improve drinking water supply, quality and water pressure in the area.New water service connections were also layed from the public water main to customers’ property boundaries to connect them to the water supply.This was part of the National Leakage Reduction Programme. The delivery means investment of over €500 million between 2017 and 2021 to reduce leakage and replace old pipes on the water networkWorks were temporarily stopped in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but were resumed with completion in early August.Irish Water have thanked customers and businesses for their patience while works were carried out.center_img Google+ Previous articleSenior Championship Rd 3 Draw & FixturesNext articleMasks mandatory in retail settings from today News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21last_img read more