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Fires, snow and struggling businesses impact on council budget 2012

first_img Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Hard press businesses in Donegal will be deprived a commercial rate cut as the council struggles to make up a 5 million euro deficit ahead of its budget announcement next week.The County Manager has a proposed budget of 148 million to spend in 2012, that is 5 million less than was available last year.In his pre-budget submission the County Manager has outlined how it has proven to be a difficult year.Seamus Neely says that in preparing the budget he has endeavoured to maintain the council’s key functions and the maintenance of front line Council services.However his job has been hampered significantly -Council income from commercial rates is down significantly as businesses struggle to stay afloat in the current recession.The authority’s resources were stretched further this year dealing with extremely cold weather, flooding and gorse fires.External factors such as a significant reduction in government spend are putting additional pressures of the cash strapped council.In terms of service delivery, council staff numbers dropped again in 2011 with a significant number of experienced staff set to retire before the end of February.The county manager says that as a result, fundamental reshaping and restructuring of the council will have to continue.To help balance the books, it’s proposed that commercial rates will be maintained at the current level, the cost of water for some will increase by 15%, wastewater charges will go up by 5%.The amount spent on roads will fall from 3.6 million in 2011 to 2.6 million for next year.On a positive note, 200 thousand euro has been set aside for targeted business support.Councillors meet on Monday to discuss and then adopt the budget. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp By News Highland – December 15, 2011 Google+ Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Newsx Adverts Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Previous articleMan in court accused of depriving Donegal investorsNext articleHaddock, Bore and Herring quotas key for Donegal at EU Fisheries Council News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Fires, snow and struggling businesses impact on council budget 2012 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Yonder Mountain, Stringdusters, & Holly Bowling Announce Winter Tours

first_imgThis week, a number of tours were announced by a handful of bands that we love! Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Yonder Mountain String Band, Infamous Stringdusters, and Holly Bowling have all added tour dates for the early portion of 2017. See below for full details for all four tours, and make sure to catch all these awesome artists when they hit a town near you!Chris Robinson BrotherhoodThe Chris Robinson Brotherhood will return from Mexico, where they’ll perform at the Los Muertos Con Queso event with Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Dave Schools, Jeff Chimenti, and Tom Hamilton, the String Cheese Incident, and head directly to Colorado, where they’ll kick off a seven-date tour through the mountains. The band will hit Denver, Crested Butte, Telluride, and Aspen in Colorado, with a two-night stop in Salt Lake City, Utah in the mix as well. See below for a full list of new Chris Robinson Brotherhood tour dates.2/2 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre2/3 – Crested Butte, CO – Crested Butte Center for the Arts2/7 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room2/8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room2/10 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House2/11 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House2/12 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up, AspenYonder Mountain String BandJamgrass favorites Yonder Mountain String Band have announced a huge twenty-one-date winter tour that will take them through several markets in the Midwest and the South. They’ll play the majority of their dates with special guests The Railsplitters, and will link up with G. Love & Special Sauce for what’s sure to be an awesome run of co-headlining dates. See below for full tour winter tour dates from Yonder Mountain String Band1/19 – Bloomington, IN – The Bluebird*1/20 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant*1/21 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater*1/22 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House*1/25 – State College, PA – The State Theatre*1/26 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*1/27 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm*1/28 – Columbia, SC – The Music Farm*1/29 – Nashville, TN – 3rd And Lindsley*2/1 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater*2/2 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater*2/3 & 2/4 – Asheville, NC*2/8 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live**2/9 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room2/10 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live**2/11 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle**2/16 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater**2/17 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q**2/18 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues**2/19 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s MajesticInfamous StringdustersAnother jamgrass favorite, the Infamous Stringdusters, have announced a lengthy tour that will see them criss-crossing the country from January until early April. The tour is split into four legs, with a an east coast run kicking off in Raleigh, NC on January 12th and ending in Philadelphia on January 28th. The tour picks back up again on February 16th, taking the band down the West Coast before heading east and landing in Colorado at the Winter WonderGrass festival. A few weeks later, the Stringdusters will hit the road again for a run that starts in the Midwest and takes them as far as Wyoming. Finally, the band will hit the the Pacific NorthWest for five dates to close out their tour. See below for a full list of Winter and Spring tour dates from the Infamous Stringdusters,Jan 12 | Raleigh, NC | Lincoln Theatre +Jan 13 | Asheville, NC | The Orange Peel –Jan 14 | Athens, GA | Georgia Theatre –Jan 15 | Abingdon, VA | January Jams –Jan 18 | Pawling, NY | Daryl’s House Club +Jan 19 | Plymouth, NH | Flying Monkey +Jan 20 | Portland, ME | Port City Music Hall *Jan 21 | Boston, MA | Paradise Rock Club *Jan 22 | Hartford, CT | Infinity Hall +Jan 24 | Columbus, OH | Park Street Saloon –Jan 25 | Rocky Mount, VA | Harvester Performance Center –Jan 26 | Charlotte, NC | Visulite Theatre ^Jan 27 | Washington DC | 9:30 Club ^Jan 28 | Philadelphia, PA | World Cafe Live ^——————-Feb 16 | Sacramento, CA | Harlows Restaurant & Night Club “Feb 17 | San Francisco, CA | The Fillmore “Feb 18 | Los Angeles, CA | Troubadour “Feb 19 | Solana Beach, CA | Belly Up “Feb 20 | Las Vegas, NV | Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas “Feb 22 | Telluride, CO | Sheridan Opera House +Feb 23 | Telluride, CO | Sheridan Opera House +Feb 24 | Aspen, CO | Belly Up, Aspen +Feb 25 | Steamboat, CO | WinterWonderGrass FestivalFeb 26 | Steamboat, CO | WinterWonderGrass Festival——————-Mar 15 | Cleveland, OH | The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern ~Mar 16 | Indianapolis, IN | The Vogue Theatre ~Mar 17 | Chicago, IL | Park West ~Mar 18 | St. Joseph, MN | College of St. Benedict +Mar 19 | Omaha, NE | The Waiting Room Lounge >Mar 21 | Jackson, WY | Pink Garter Theatre/The Rose >Mar 22 | Laramie, WY | Univ. Of Wyoming +Mar 23 | Park City, UT | Park City Live >Mar 25 | Missoula, MT | The Wilma >——————-Apr 4 | Bend, OR | The Domino Room > Apr 5 | Eugene, OR | HiFi Music Hall >Apr 6 | Portland, OR | Wonder Ballroom Support Legend: +: Evening With-: Billy Strings*: David Wax Museum^: The Brothers Comatose“: Horseshoes & Hand Grenades~: The Way Down Wanderers>: The Ghost of Paul Revere<: TBAHolly BowlingAfter wowing the jam scene with her incredible classical piano Phish covers, the inimitable Holly Bowling will be taking her show on the road in support of her new album Better Left Unsung, which is made up of Grateful Dead covers. After an awesome album-release party at Terrapin Crossroads in early December and a pre-Phish show at the Cutting Room in New York, the tour will properly kick off on mid-January with a slate of West Coast dates, before she moves through several markets in the Midwest. See below for Holly Bowling’s full tour schedule.12/7/16 – San Rafael, CA – Terrapin Crossroads12/31/16 – NYC – The Cutting Room1/17/17 – Chico, CA – Chico Women’s Club1/19/17 – Seattle, WA – The Royal Room1/20/17 – Portland, OR – The Old Church Concert Hall1/21/17 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall1/22/17 – Arcata, CA – Humbrews / Humboldt Brews1/25/17 – San Francisco, CA – Center for New Music1/26/17 – Los Angeles, CA – MiMoDa Studio1/27/17 – San Diego, CA – dizzy’s – where the music matters most1/29/17 – Santa Barbara, CA – SOhO Restaurant and Music Venue2/02/17 – Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewing Co.2/03/17 – Traverse City, MI – A Special Living Room Show2/08/17 – Cleveland, OH – BOP STOP at The Music Settlement2/09/17 – Chicago, IL – City Winery Chicago2/10/17 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern2/12/17 – Buffalo, NY – Pausa Art Houselast_img read more

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New social housing for East London

first_img15 February 2012 Social housing projects are an integral part of the government’s quest to enhance racial integration in South Africa, Eastern Cape Economic Development MEC Mcebisi Jonas said at the official launch of the multi-million rand Southernwood social housing project in East London on Tuesday. The project includes a nine-storey building in the heart of the city’s central business district and close to all socio-economic amenities. It consists of 249 units in total, made up of 57 bachelor flats, 78 one-bedroom and 114 two-bedroom flats.People who fall in the GAP market The project caters for households earning between R2 500 to R7 500 per month. “Social housing projects are one of the very few vehicles we have of ensuring social stability through racial and social integration,” Jonas said. “These projects are fundamental because they are situated in the city centres and cater for people from all walks of life.” He added that such projects were important in dealing with the ever-growing number of people flocking to South Africa’s urban areas to look for work and to study. Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale said the provision of medium- to high-density housing projects was one of the main solutions in dealing with the management of spatial integration in South Africa’s urban areas. “For us to make a difference in the lives of people who fall within the GAP market [those who earn too much to qualify for state subsidies but too little to apply for banks home loans], we need to have more of these projects,” Sexwale said. The project is spearheaded by the Department of Human Settlements, is managed by one of its housing entities, the Social Housing Regulatory Authority, and partly funded by the National Housing Finance Corporation.‘We want to deracialise our cities’ Sexwale said one of the ultimate goal of social housing projects was to create non-racial cities and towns across the country. “We want to ‘deracialise’ our cities and towns so we can see all races in this country co-existing harmoniously,” Sexwale said. “Integration mustn’t be limited only to rugby games and other big sporting events, but it must be a way of life.” Residential executive committee member Lungisa Nazo, who has been a tenant at the project for two years, said: “We co-exist well with all other races, which is why I love living here. Even when we were drawing up our grievances to hand over to the minister’s team, people from all races participated for the ultimate benefit of the tenants.” Social Housing Regulatory Authority chairperson Zora Ebrahim said she hoped the project would be the start of the “cleansing of Southernwood and the inner city”, which has suffered from overpopulation and infrastructural dilapidation in recent years. “We hope this project will create a trend that will see urban decay being dealt with both by residents and the municipality,” Ebrahim said. “We hope it will ultimately lead to social cohesion amongst the community within which people can learn, play and pray.” Sexwale used the occasion to take a swipe at people involved in the hiring out of state-subsidised houses. “People must stop doing this because it is taking away opportunities for those who genuinely deserve houses. Moving forward, we must reclaim the land which is currently being occupied illegally through shack renting.” Sexwale assured those present that the department would not “just provide the money any more”, but would “follow the money” and see how it was spent, as it was the government’s duty to account for taxpayers’ money. Source: BuaNews. Additional reporting by SAinfolast_img read more

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The Most Important Question To Ask When Hiring

first_img“As your manager, what is the one area where I am going to struggle with you? Where are we going to have trouble?” There is a reason this is the most important question to ask when hiring. The answer is a strong indicator as to why you may be making a hiring mistake.This question is better than asking someone “What are your weaknesses?” If you ask this question, your potential new hire is likely going to tell you that they wish they were more organized, believing that this a safe answer. You also wish you were more organized than you are, don’t you? They may also make some comment about wishing they were better at their paperwork. Neither of these sounds like offenses for which someone should lose an opportunity to work for you.The reason to ask about the one area where you are likely to struggle with a prospective employee is that you both get to decide whether you can live with each other.No Safe AnswersA salesperson I interviewed once answered the question “Where am I going to struggle as your manager,” with the answer, “I hate prospecting. I don’t want to make any cold calls, and I do better when someone else books my appointments for me, and I just show up to meet with the prospective customer.”I asked him why he didn’t like to prospect, and he gave me an answer that suggested it was beneath him because he was capable of creating far greater value if someone else did it for him. He thought it helped build him up as a value creator.I didn’t hire him.If you dig down to the root of any answer that tries to avoid the truth, you will find some issue worth exploring. Time management is a self-discipline issue. So is a lack of organization. Even not turning in expenses suggests a deeper issue, like an inability to follow rules or an indifference to making sure the rest of their team has what it needs.You and your prospective hire both need to decide whether the worst thing about them is something you can both live with.But this isn’t a one-sided affair.When Hiring, You Tell the TruthYou need to tell your prospective hire the worst part about working for you. They need to know before they accept a job offer what it’s going to be like to work with the worst version of you.If you are not going to spend time training and developing them, they need to know that. If you expect your reports to be in your inbox before they leave on Friday without exception because you are rigid, inflexible, and detail-oriented, they also need to know that. If you expect them to prospect religiously, it is only fair to explain that to your perspective employee before they accept the job.If you can get to the truth, you can explore how you and your candidate can work through these issues together. You can set expectations, and you can talk about how you will deal with issues that arise. You can talk about the help that you might offer your new hire, and you might ask them how you can make sure they get what they need from you when they need something. Or, you can decide you aren’t going to be a good fit for each other.Neither you or your new hire need to discover that you have irreconcilable differences after they begin working. Honesty is the best policy for both of you.last_img read more

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